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‘Look, Akpabio, I’m not a bastard’ — How Mu’azu opposed plan to reject Buhari’s victory

‘Look, Akpabio, I’m not a bastard’ — How Mu’azu opposed plan to reject Buhari’s victory

Politics
Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the historic 2015 presidential poll, furiously reacted to suggestions that he should reject Muhammadu Buhari’s victory after President Goodluck Jonathan had openly conceded. Jonathan, after congratulating Buhari in an unprecedented telephone call while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was yet to officially announce the winner, told party members that although he had conceded to Buhari in his personal capacity, PDP was free to reject the result. Before Jonathan conceded, however, Mu’azu had threatened to do so on behalf of the party. He even stopped picking Jonathan’s calls at some point. All these are snippets of the intrigues that followed Jonathan’s defeat — as narrated by Bolaji...
Jonathan meant well for the democracy of Nigeria…Jega

Jonathan meant well for the democracy of Nigeria…Jega

Law, Politics
Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says that Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan meant well for the democracy of Nigeria. In an interview with Jamie Hitchen, a policy researcher at Africa Research Institute, a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2007, Jega said Jonathan granted all the financial requests of INEC and did not try to personally interfere with the commission’s work. “The administration of Goodluck Jonathan, president from 2010 to 2015, never gave any reason to suspect that there was a deliberate and wilful attempt to emasculate the funding of INEC” he said. For this they should be applauded. No situation arose where we had to go cap-in-hand to the executive looking for funding and I must add that when supplementary ...
2015 Election: Why I conceded defeat – Jonathan

2015 Election: Why I conceded defeat – Jonathan

Law, Politics
Nigeria has to grow the credibility of its democracy to a stage where it would no longer wait for court judgment to conclude elections, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Jonathan, who made the observation at the 6th edition of African Ambassadors Interactive Forum, AAIF, and dinner, organised by African Third Sector Resource, ATSR, in Abuja, where he was presented with the “African Leadership & Achievement Award,” noted that by conceding defeat before the 2015 election result was declared, he wanted to set a new standard for the nation’s democracy and prove a point that election related litigation should no longer define Nigeria’s democracy. He said: “I always say that I reformed the democratic process as President in order to cons...