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Is Goodluck Ebele Jonathan A Hero Or The President That Did The Right Thing At The 11th Hour?

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April 6, 2015 – Is Goodluck Ebele Jonathan A Hero Or The President That Did The Right Thing At The 11th Hour?

Unfortunately in Nigeria of today, majority of the populace are so used to; maladministration, corruption in all strata of our society, non-accountability of government officials and lack of transparency, so willy-nilly and, the effects of all the aforementioned transcends to ; constant interruption in electric power supply (if any at all) in some areas, bad roads, insecurity everywhere in the country and non-functional government.

In fact the effects of these long periods of non- functional government in Nigeria- has left some of us permanently mentally scarred and brainwashed into thinking- when a government official, is doing the right thing we tend to think they are doing us a favour…like the late Fela Anikulapo, said and I quote; “Animal can’t dash-me my property” because human right is my property. Some of us suffer and smile…& as Fela Anikulapo would put it again “Suffering and smiling”! This is what we Nigerians do.

What the outgoing president (Goodluck Ebele Jonathan) did- by conceding defeat peacefully and congratulating his opponent after the election, was and is still the right thing in a normal civilised society. Hence, I will continue to commend him-Jonathan, for this singular act of allowing Democracy to triumph in Nigeria.

…But to start calling Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, a Hero will be going a little too far. I’m very much aware that in an abnormal situation –when you behave normally it tends to look abnormal. (Abnormal situation begets abnormal behaviour) those who act normally in an abnormal situation tend to look abnormal.

Hence the situation of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan handing over power peacefully looks very abnormal in the eyes of many (albeit it is the right thing to do in a normal situation) but I must also acknowledge that the Nigeria situation and the society is an abnormal situation. Hence the political rigmarole and conundrum we often find ourselves.

Please let us not get things twisted here by forgetting so quickly about the insecurity that has plagued this country in the last six years and, the reckless abundant squandering of our scarce resources with enormous impunity. Having said that; I will continue to acknowledge and commend what Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, did after the election and indeed for democracy in Nigeria-by conceding defeat so graciously and peacefully which is so worthy of emulation and precedence.

Unfortunately one cannot say the same about retired, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda who annulled the 1993 June 12, presidential election. An election adjudged then to be the fairest and most peaceful election held in the history of Nigeria. One could only best describe this man – Babangida; as a disgruntled evil person who is so filthy rich -through corruption and embezzlement of our national resources-but lacks a lot of integrity.

I can only pray and hope that Muhammadu Buhari will be competent enough to steer this great country back in the right direction. I also hope he would be smart enough to choose his cabinet carefully; thus avoiding the political prostitutes and the professional sycophants in his government.

God bless Nigeria!
Written By CΦnscieΩce-1

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Lawrence Emmy

    April 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Whoever call this f*** a hero is as s***d as his administration.

    I like your brilliant point

  2. Uchechi

    April 6, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    NOW I KNOW GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS A HERO.NO MATTER WHAT HE IS STILL MY PRESIDENT N A MENTOR

  3. PHBOY

    April 6, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Hero or zero…..which one are u guys talking about?

  4. alaskaya

    April 6, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    If it were GMB who was defeated over incumbent election, by now, some Northern parts would have been set ablaze by GMB’s Book haram cohorts!
    The so-called president elect, after. losing in 3previous presidential elections, is finally trickily victorious by insurgency.
    Diaris God o!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. omo

    April 6, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Gej knew what he was doing he dont want to go to jail n he was d one that burnt d man that died in kano he just used that call to brain washed u pple hero my foot i rest my case

  6. J o

    April 6, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    GEJ IS A HERO A PEACE MAKER AND A MAN WITH GUD HRT. GMB CAN NOT DO WHAT HE DID. I STIL RESPECT GEJ NO MATTER WHAT, AFTER ALL HE IS NOT A KILLER!!

  7. Grace

    April 6, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    GEJ is a hero like it or not.Maybe some of you are jealous of his act. He is a God fearing man and listens to the advise of great men of God. Immediately he sent that congratulation message to GMB i told my friend TB Joshua and others must have advised him to do so. And actually they did. If GMB lost this election and he warn it would have been war. Left to me even if he won I was praying he should still resign or step down because the people were not giving him great support.Is even a stressful job.i wouldnt take such position in Nigeria.

    You all note he was not an elected president God made him vice president under Yaradua to create this peace today in Nigeria. He is a hero because he did a great job. What of if Yaradua was alive and he hand over power to someone else. He is the luckiest man as he said for 16 years.

  8. OmoKehinde

    April 7, 2015 at 12:15 AM

    President Badluck Ebele Jonathan is not a hero to any right thinking Nigerian but a looter, unpatriotic, corrupt, imcompentent and most criminal president in Nigerian history. Why? This zoologist turned politician inherited over 48 billion dollars surplus from Yaradua administration, today, Nigeria is indebted to the tune of over 55 billions dollars. He would have perform better as the director of any of our national zoo. That is what he was trained to do-presiding over wild animals in the forest. In addition to that, criminal Jonathan openly declared on national TV that looting of government funds be be seen as common stealing and not corruption. More than 150,000 innocent children, mothers and fathers have been murdered by his siblings – Boko Haram terrorists and he has no clue on how to destroy or paralyze their influence and activities. As a result, over 2 millions great Nigerian citizens have be displaced from their various villages and towns to foreign countries of Cameroun, Chad Republic, and Niger. What about barbaric behavior of his uncontrolled wife in and out of Aso Rock Villa. That illiterate woman has brought more than enough shame to Nigeria and her people locally and internationally. What about unemployment rate among our youths, shattered educational system, inflation, insecurity, election bribery,mismanagement, money laundering operations with private jets, the killing of 56 innocent Nigerian job seekers in the NIS job recruitment scam at the stadium, and the voters intimidation and suppression. Due to his desperate attempt to hang on to power, massive election fraud were recorded in Rivers state, Delta state, Edo state, and Akwa Ibom State, yet the president lost because Nigerian people rejected his six years of failures, miscalculation, and embezzlement. President Jonathan is a national disaster and a total disgrace to Nigerian young democracy, and I strongly believed that he was under serious pressure from the International community of nations to desist from overriding the election results that will ushered in General Mohammad Buhari of APC as the president elect. Nigeria will be far better off without Badluck Jonathan in Aso Rock Villa. I want to congratulate Nigerian masses for their determination, perseverance, and effort to end six years of Jonathan’s failures, oppression, insecurity, and corruption like never before seen in Nigeria history. What ever has a beginning must surely has an end. I’m proud of Nigerian people and the incorruptible INEC chairman – professor Jega.

  9. Dr saviour

    April 7, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Gudluck jonathan is both the hero of nigeria democracy and also the hero of nigerian existence.

  10. micheal

    April 7, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    GOODLUCK JONATHAN BROKE THE
    CHAIN!!!!
    Sani Abacha & wife went to Aso Rock
    together…….….. Only his wife came back.
    Olusegun Obasanjo & wife went Aso Rock
    together…….
    Only Obasanjo returned.
    Umaru Musa Ya’adua & wife went to Aso.
    Rock together…….….Only his wife returned.
    BUT
    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan & wife went to Aso
    Rock
    together…….…….Now both of them are
    coming back together with their Lives and
    healthiness.
    GEJ is indeed lucky to break that curse in Aso
    Rock ……
    I call him A great Hero….
    I call him a digital President……
    I call him a Truthful President…….
    I call him Moses of our Time………..……..
    I call him the BEst president …………..
    I call him talk and doin President……………
    You promised us FREE and FAIR election and
    u carried it out.
    May God bless u 4 letting Peace to reign.
    Your Humility and tolerance is second to none
    in Nigeria.
    You laid a legacy that the reasonable
    Nigerians and generation to come will be
    proud of.
    Though some are still taking your meekness to
    weakness….
    May God continue to lead your path My First
    Noble President…
    I CHERISH WHAT YOU PROVED…..
    U must Live Long!!!!!!!!!

    • UGO

      April 7, 2015 at 4:11 PM

      My dear you are on the right tack. God bless

  11. Linda Evans

    April 7, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    No, he’s not an hero he’s a coward

  12. Queen

    April 7, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Hero my foot,Gej is nothing but a looter and loser

  13. UGO

    April 7, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    No matter how you look at it, President Goodluck is a hero. Q.E.D

  14. funmilola

    April 7, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    yes he is a hero.

  15. oge

    April 7, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    his a Hero in all round, he still remain my mentor, the one and only president I respect most, Long life to you and your family my GEJ.

  16. onyi

    April 7, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Research has proved that most critics do little or nothing to salvage the situation they criticize. GEJ or GMB they are all the same to me. GEJ did what he felt was soothing, and for granny GMB, I hope all the people that are looking up to him as the messiah will not be disappointed at the end of his tenor. But at the end we all are Nigerians and any other place we go to, we will always be referred to as a foreigner. we will only pray for our leaders, for God to direct them aright. and we, do our own little bits and this country will change for good. the change we need is all in our minds.

  17. Isaac Nnamdi Ude

    April 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    A hero does the uncommon, the unexpected and the usual. Jonathan has fulfilled all those condition. He is a hero. Most Nigerians will not behave this way.

    A hero rescure his people from death just like Jonathan has saved million of people from either been displaced or killed. He gave us creadibility before the world. He made us gain respect. He disappointed America and Co who predicted our division.

    This man is my Hero. I just love him

    Thanks.
    Isaac Udeh

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