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“Jonathan Is The Most Corrupt President In Nigeria Since 1960” – New York Times

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Nov 24, 2014 – “Jonathan Is The Most Corrupt President In Nigeria Since 1960” – New York Times Writer, Maja Pearce

In a recent article featured on New York Times, Anglo Nigerian writer, Maja Pearce talked about the state of unrest in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan’s incompetence.

In the op-ed article, President Jonathan was said to care more for the people in his region in Bayelsa over others in Nigeria. He writes about Boko haram, Chibok girls, muslim-muslim presidential ticket and even Asari Dokubo. He equally predicts chaos in the coming elections.

See Excerpt:

The current Nigerian government is widely seen as the most corrupt since independence from Britain in 1960. Ordinarily, this would be a huge problem for President Goodluck Jonathan and his People’s Democratic Party, which has been continuously in power since the end of military rule in 1999. But things are unlikely to change. To many Nigerians, it sometimes seems as if we merely swapped military dictatorship for a one-party state.

Maja Pearce
Mr. Jonathan’s name will be on the ballot this February, when Nigerians, many of them fed up with government corruption and incompetence, go to the polls. Yet events percolating across the country that could come to a boil within the next three months might actually work to the president’s advantage. Two grave problems — the Boko Haram insurgency and tensions in the oil-rich Niger Delta — hang over the land. A third, West Africa’s Ebola crisis, seems to have been contained so far, and though this has little to do with Mr. Jonathan’s leadership, the people responsible for it are unlikely to gain any political capital at his expense.

The incompetence of Mr. Jonathan’s government is most clearly seen in its inability to rescue the 276 schoolgirls, most of them believed to be Christians, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in the largely Islamic north last April. Even at the time, the president, himself a Christian from the largely Christian south, didn’t seem much concerned about their fate. It took him almost three weeks to officially acknowledge what had happened, whereupon he belatedly invited their relatives to lunch at the presidential villa in Abuja, an event which one journalist likened to “a wedding reception,” complete with bunting and a band.

Read the rest at https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/opinion/the-nigerian-status-quo.html?_r=1

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. kk

    November 24, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    I agree with Pearce, the guy is not qualified to be a president
    They smuggled him in and if rigged this upcoming election, the military will take over. I guarantee that

  2. chris E

    November 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    oh God! i dnt no y som irelevant pipl try to mke dem selfs relevant at al cost. as fa as m concern dis mr maja pearce or woteva his caled is jst sayin dis to mke himsef gain popularity. he shud com to nigeria n ask d efcc to com investigate d president. wots al dis nonsence? even pipl dt canot contro 10 persons wu jst go out n tke xcessiv alcohol n den com out to say rubish. mr maja pearce com 2015 jonathan wu surely win n wu win again d third tim if we chang d tenure, lets c if u wu comit suicide. u and ur likes, ameachi n oda apc bad belle, old, incompetent n arrogant politicians wu surely b put to shame. ur plan to islamize our darlin nation wu neva wok by God’s grace. up! JONATHAN

    • Bankole Jones

      November 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      You can’t even write in good ****, Why ?

  3. TRUE TALK

    November 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    i wonder why this old man in APC will not allow nigeria be,
    we nigerian can see how strong Buhari is to rule,
    mr maja pearce you will be put to shame soon,,
    who among all this APC Candident is better than GOODLUCK

    • Oma

      November 25, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      If you ask me na who make I ask???? POLITICS

  4. James

    November 25, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Mr. Maja, how much did APC pay you? Give my own o, me too I dey hungry.

  5. musa sule

    November 25, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    America and other developed countries should understand the difficulty in governing a developing country like Nigerian where religion, ethnicity and regionalisms take the front seat by its citizens when it comes to governing.

  6. Pororo

    November 25, 2014 at 4:59 AM

    This liar or president and co. promised 6,000MW of power supply by the end of 2012 and failed. Lowered their goal to 5,000MW and still couldn’t meet this by end of 2013 and now end of 2014.
    Just like all the other liars at the presidency who appoint “militants in disguise” and incompetent party members everytime.
    Everything is in the work to rig the next election because Mr President’s incompetency favors a lot of them. They lie for him and are prepared to do anything to maintain the status quo.They know he cannot win again in a fair election.
    He was voted in on “sentiments for his region” but failed as an administrator. He counts on luck which has helped him in some part of life. Been lucky does not translate into been a competent leader.
    The party should have had a democratic primary to produce a more competent candidate, even a competent person from his region.
    Now they are using the state facilities to try and weaken opponents while also preparing to rig the elections.
    Hope all the bribes in the form of grants to different agencies by Mr President does not affect the people’s assessment of competency as it did in Ekiti State.
    Vote for a good leader to stir the affairs of the country away from corruption and guarantee a good future for your children.

    • annonimous

      November 25, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      God bless u ooo,that ℓ̊s d truth jare.

  7. Ejekam petrus

    November 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    I am fade up wit dis our presdo self

  8. Bankole Jones

    November 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    2015 Elections, Nigerians need to vote wisely.

  9. FX2

    November 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Mr as ur name b na so u b 2…. smellos like u

  10. KANKIA

    November 25, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Dear is God ooooooo

  11. dannyilo

    November 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    The truth must be told. This report is 99% true. All the billions declared missing were never found. All the convicted thieves like Bode George, Alamesagha etc were freed and reinstated back to power. Im sure if they had the power, they would have freed Ibori as well and make him maybe campaign manager for GEJ 2015 south south zone. He is so shameless when he talks about curruption and makes looks like a good thing.

  12. OBSERVER

    November 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Disappointed that you didn’t post my comment. Not surprised, you probably part of the Problem. Truth hurts. Only PRO JONATHAN comments hey!!!! Well hope your enjoying the state of the country.

  13. Ifeanyi

    November 25, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    This man talking against GEJ was paid by APC

    • Yemi

      April 10, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Where are GEJ supporters, no more comments GMB carry go jare……

  14. eme

    November 26, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    this man is an arabic islamist fundamentalist. what is he doing in new york why his middle east on on fire. those of you that always abuse gej, i pity you. it means that all of you and your descendants are :” clueless” as you always easily described him. how can wise and great men like you will be alive an a clueless man is ruling you. you guys must be worst than clueless. Johnathan may not best today but he is better off than the devil in an angel garb called buhari. this man talking is sick of boko haram

  15. Abbafather

    April 30, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Nonsense and senseless comments from anti Jonathan, please if you people don’t know what to post kindly my your business, because Nigeria corruptions start from military administration. Which includes Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim, Abdul salam abubarka, Abacha while increasingly goes digital in in Obasanjo civilian administration 1999. Nigeria remain the only which rats and monkey’s can stand and say whatever they like and go unpunished. ssaywhangidbbabangida, Abdul salam abubarka, Abacha and

  16. ABBAS

    May 26, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    WITH ALL YOUR OFFENSIVE WORDS WHERE IS P D P GOVERNMENT?

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