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“Allow Competent Igbos, Northerners To Become Nigeria’s Next President, Jonathan Is A Failure” – Omokehinde


“Allow Competent Igbos, Northerners To Become Nigeria’s Next President, Jonathan Is A Failure” – Omokehinde

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Oct 14, 2014 – “Allow Igbos Or Northerners To Become Nigeria’s Next President, Jonathan Is A Failure” – Omokehinde

This is a response to Obasanjo’s press statement on Sunday on why PDP ought to have given a Northerner a presidential ticket for 2015 election.

Even though I disagree with former president Olusegun Obasanjo in many fronts, but this time around, I feel strongly that a northerner should be elected Nigeria’s next president for many reasons. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the pioneer of all Nigeria misfortune, setbacks, many problems and our present badluck. After sixteen years of gross corruption, selfishness, setbacks, and all sorts of political craziness by southern presidents (Olusegun and Badluck Jonathan) in Aso Rock, I think it would be wise for us to elect a competent and patriotic Nigerian citizen from the north for the unity, progress and peace of our beloved nation. A competent man with integrity from north can become Nigeria next president for the following reasons:

First, it will be a fair game in our young democracy to have a northern president after 14 years of president Obasanjo and Badluck Jonathan combined. I don’t believe in zoning presidency because it doesn’t represent true democracy in anyway. But if we have a great leader with the heart and willingness to serve the people’s interests, his tribe or language should not be an hindrance. This is what is called fair representation in a true democracy. Some self centered politicians/elites argued that power should remain in the south because they are afraid of a Muslim president. This group of unpatriotic Nigerian politicians are not honest because they are only interested in the continuation of Jonathan’s failures, corruption and mismanagement so that the looting will continue. This current administration is far worst than Abacha regime in many ways. Abacha was president for six years and he did not add one kobo to the prices of petrol and kerosene during his regime. Though Abacha was brutal,but he was fully in charge of the nation’s affairs and there was no bombing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists until we reelected the most incompetent president ever in Nigerian history in the 2011 general election.

Moreover, Islam is not Nigerian problem. Our problems are corruption, looting of national treasury, selfishness, incompentence, mismanagement, unpatriotic altitudes, election fraud, youth unemployment, bad leadership, outdated physical infrastructures, shattered educational system, and lack of vision to move our nation forward by Nigerian corrupt politicians. As a Christian from Southwest region of Nigeria, I see Islam as a religious of peace for those Muslims that are studious, and those practising Muslims in this category refused to be brainwashed by religious fanatic and mind manipulators.

In addition to that, some of our people have short memories. How? Have you forgotten that this present democracy was crafted by a northern “Head of State” after the sudden death of General Sanni Abacha. General Abdul Salam handed over power voluntarily and peacefully after his brief stay in power to Obasanjo in the year 1999. He was not power hungry and a liar like president Badluck Jonathan. So what is wrong with a failure like president Jonathan to hand over power to a competent and patriotic president if he comes from the north?

Finally, those unpatriotic Nigerians pushing this failed president to remain in power against the will of the people will soon desert him when things finally get out of control. As long as Nigeria remain one indivisible nation, no Nigerian should be afraid of anyone coming from any section of the country as our president. After all, Jonathan is from the minority of the minority in Nigeria current geographic setting, but yet he became Nigerian president twice. He was first sworn as Nigerian president after the sudden death of president Yaradua, and he was reelected again in 2011. President Jonathan openly declared many times during his reelection bid in 2011 that he will not seek for any reelection come 2015 if Nigerians give him another opportunity to serve. Today, president Badluck Ebele Jonathan is spending 20 billion dollars looted money from the NNPC account to bribe his way to power against the will of Nigerian people.

Only in Nigeria can a failure like president Badluck seek for reelection with total disregard people’s voices or votes in our corrupt political setting. I’m not afraid of a northern or Igbo president as long as he has vision to move the nation forward, have confident, competent, smart, patriotic, and the willingness to unite us and destroy Boko Haram insurgency. Patriotism, good management skills, competency, integrity, intelligent, and discipline are some qualities of a great president and a leader, and it so pitiful that president Badluck possesses none of those mentioned qualities. I will rather cast my vote for patriotic and competent Muslim candidate in any election rather than vote for a cultist, unpatriotic, corrupt and incompentent candidate who disguised as true Christian.

My people, Is time for a change in order to move Nigeria forward.

About the author: Omokehinde writes from Lagos



  1. RunTown

    October 14, 2014 at 4:42 AM

    Over my dead body will northers us again. It can never be becux whn day did dat day did nt do better then Goodluck jonather. So why sayin let northers( Boko harams) should rule us. So at the end we will all die. God pass una ***.

    • Lady D

      October 14, 2014 at 5:19 AM

      I agree

    • gan

      October 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      runtown please cold mu’azu & Namadi sambo are all northern boko haram they will dealt with your candidates and take over power sorry the turn is for north wid obj & co support & nigeria will free from corrupt leader like yours

  2. MacD

    October 14, 2014 at 5:20 AM

    Whether you all like it or not. Jonathan is going back. All these people who are making noise including the past presidents are responsible for Nigeria,s problems.

  3. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi"KINI IWO NFE"

    October 14, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    I stand not to come or go against anybody but please Nigerians let stop the habit of insulting our leaders by calling them negative names.

  4. chijioke

    October 14, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    Mr author, I dnt blame u bcus is ****to see or hear or even remember hw many years de northerns rule dis God forsaking country, cn u giv us an account of good tin dey did to dis nation wen dey wia in power? Did Nigeria made only for den to be ruling? Remember dulling General Babangida killing of ministers wit time bomb, remember dats late Sani Abacha wnted to rule us frm military to democracy bfor God take away his life, cnt we giv dis vry young man called Ebele Gudluck Jonathan to finish his term, weda u vote for him or not, Alaba main market dnt even knw if 1 person come market or not so mr author weda u vote for him or nt, ****ok, rethink n cast ur vote wisely.

  5. lobzy

    October 14, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    *****, never will a northerner rule over u? then u must be sick. the southerner or westerner that ruled what did they achieve? yar adua became president and reduced fuel price,was he not a northerner? our brother from south came in and increased it above 100%. you people will never learn. Either from the north,South or west, I want a dedicated leader with good visions. To re cast my vote for Jonathan….Never again. Only in Nigeria you will build your own house,generate water,drainage buy generator for power or sometimes contribute money to buy transformer for the community,pay your hospital bills,grade your street roads,send your kids to private schools. Then what are d government doing? looting that’s all. y’all wake up from he is from my tribe and vote for someone u feel can do it better. my tribe KO my tribe ni

  6. yvonne

    October 14, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Northanans that there dream is for Nigeria to become a muslim country? Hell no we don’t need them o cos they have ruled us for more dan fifty years what r dey looking for plz the sit of leader ship is not their birth right

    • Joshua Tope

      October 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      yvonne, northerners had ruled for fifty yrs, how old is naija?

  7. copious

    October 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Igbos that has been cheated for so many years. I think we should be given a way.

  8. Davido

    October 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    God 4bid that an Hausa man will lead us, president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the best president that Nigeria Ever got, nd thats y ur all has d temerity to call him names on Social Network, if it was durin Obasanjo time, Non of u will alter a word 2 him bcus he is a military nd heartless man, Bt bcus GEJ is a civillian nd Gentle man, U all are taking advantage of that, i rada vote 4 a Fowl or Goat than 2 vote 4 a Northerner

  9. Davido

    October 14, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    As for u ***that called him Badluck Jonathan, Ur type are the people setting this country Back, u ***** is ur portion

  10. lawal

    October 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Why can’t you just pretend to have *** so glaring you don’t. You are just being ****and biased. I don’t care if a dog should rule, as long as he will change the situation of the country and be better than jonathan, the worst president Nigeria has ever had.

  11. Fx2

    October 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Nice 1 RUNTOWN… Who is this Omokehinde wey dey ******, wen ur broad dey dere wetyn him do, instead e wan go for
    3rd term, wen Notherners dey dere 4 several years wetyn dem do 4 Nija wen Igbo be vice wetyn dem achieved.. beta move d ****s b4 u start 2 dey talk…..Hisssssssssssssss.

  12. Natal yerima

    October 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Na true talk my dear i statement is rightly made.

  13. Natal yerima

    October 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM


  14. Brilliantboy

    October 14, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    He is the one That stated it leg allow him to finish it!!!!

  15. ICE FISH

    October 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    A .P .C all past criminals says they will transform Nigeria ,hahahahaha maybe to hellfire, Jonathan is trying is just that things are hard because he has been trying to correct d past leaders mistakes.

  16. myke

    October 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM


  17. Brilliantboy

    October 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    He is the one that started it let allow him to finish it!!! Gudluck have a plan but he just need time, don’t vote for people who will pack all niger money before planning to help Nigeria

  18. dan

    October 14, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    HEHEHEHEHE! Use your head. I am sure they can find a competent Christian Man from JOS or BENUE or even Southern KADUNA to be president. That one sef na NORTHERNER. That is what we should do.

    JONA is south south, IBOs are clamoring as though he does not represent them. Why not pass the torch to a NORTHERN Minority??????????????????? That will solve d puzzle. 170 million people and we cannot think.

    • dan

      October 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      That way we will not worry that we are being ruled by Boko Haram. If NORTHERN Muslims want credibility, they should quench dem Boko Brothers and regain trust! until then…..nadan for Buhari, Atike or Ku , El-rufus or fai etc etc.

  19. ray

    October 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    he who said that dog nose is better for him should cut it and eat.the north knows the Boko Haram very well,i think they should stop the killings first before they should be talking about ruling Nigeria again after so many years, the only seed the sow in Nigeria in is killing of innocent people, shelding of innocent blood from Civil war till today.the north forget to built schools for their children, its now that a person from outside their area came in and built schools for their street children whom they are not taking care of.

    Nigeria which suposed to be an example to many nations both in science and thecnogy, has became an under devolop nation after 54 years, all is caused by non patrotic and un inteligent people ruling us since then, please allow Mr President to continue his good work, after corruption was stared by the northners.

  20. Oluwafunmilola

    October 15, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    OMOKEHINDE,u’ve just spoken my mind,l knew frm d onset dt jonathan hs nothing 2offer so l didn’t cast my vote 4him,we need change

  21. Nwokpor

    November 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    I am very disappointed at the author of this confusion. Anyways u won’t get me nor good number of sensible Nigerians to buy the sinister idea of yours. Now assuming u’re asked to compare and contrast the past and present leaders, and to make a choice btw Islam and Christianity the one that is most qualified to lead this country considering the present condition of the nation, will u pick the past leaders and the Northerners whose major religion is Islam which you said is a religion of peace? Whichever. Mind u the same religion has projected and harboured reckless talkers who said that ” Nigeria will be bloody, and ungovernable if they didn’t win election” now what do u expect of leader whose cake has been eaten by marauders and u anticipate him to miraclously retrieve it within a short time. Rethink and stop being short sighted.

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