Labour Party Adopts Jonathan, Warns Against Further Election Postponement

The National Working Committee of Labour Party rose from its meeting Wednesday in Ibadan endorsing president Goodluck Jonathan for president in the March 28 presidential poll. National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadri Salam explained that LP resolved to support Jonathan at the presidential election after considering candidates of the two major parties; President Jonathan of PDP and Gen Mohammadu Buhari rtd of All Progressive Congress APC.
The party however, warned that it would not support further postponement of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

Abdulkadri Salam made the declarations in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital during its National Executive Meeting held at premier hotel. Salam noted that going by the youthful age that is in the majority in the country, General Muhammadu Buhari was too old to rule the country, noting that the party has adopted the candidature of President Jonathan. While kicking against the usage of card readers for this year’s general elections. The party said the nation was not ripe for the new technology now. According to Salam, during the Osun and Ekiti elections, Prof. Jega categorically stated that the card reader could not be used as a test-run for very sensitive elections like that of Osun and Ekiti .“In our own view of election sensitivity, the presidential election is more sensitive and crucial that we cannot do anything capable of causing confusion in the process”.
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Salam however supported the deployment of military personnel during the general elections. “I want to state emphatically, that the use of deployment of military personnel to provide security at 2015 polls cannot be over-emphased; we are in a state of war, considering the security challenges facing the nation now, it is now important and fundamental that the military be deployed to ensure peaceful elections and protection of lives of electoral officials and party agents during election.He added that the presence of the security personnel at strategic locations on election day would curtail the issue of rigging and snatching of electoral materials”
The National secretary of the party, Barrister Kayode Ajulo explained that the party did not endorse Jonathan like other political parties had done. He said LP adopted the president sequel to the outcome of the findings of a committee set up by the NEC of the party which was only ratified by the party at its NEC meeting today. He said “in this call to onerous duty, the Labour Party cannot afford to stand aloof or choose to be left out. It is even more so because we consider the office of President of our nation an exalted one. It is not an office to be left to the good where there is a better alternative, neither is it one to be left to the deadlier of two devils when there are no other alternatives.” He said added that ”we feel the time is right, a most auspicious atmosphere presents itself to make our choice and declare same, believing that whatever decisions men arrive at in good faith and on the bases of sound principles and compelling realities, the heavens as well as mortals of more than mundane disposition will stand in thunderous acclaim”.
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“It is clear that these are certainly not the best of times for our country, not with our past experience under military dictatorship which remained untrammeled for over three decades, and our recent experience again in the hands of dastardly insurgents since the last six years. However, the truth is Nigeria, admissibly, must strive to move forward no matter what”. “Change is desired, but such changes will only make meaning when they are objective in nature and not subjective. The change Nigerians desire at this time is not change of personalities alone. The change the main opposition proposes is based on frivolities and mendacious claims. The change Nigerians desire are verifiable changes and not changes based on the imaginations of day dreamers. Real change can only be based on a foundation of truth and genuine love for the people”

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    These are the satellite parties of the Plutocratic Desperado Party folding their tents back under the umbrella party. .

    Here is the real message of the day – President Jonathan have had the population equivalent of Liechtenstein killed under his watch (35,065) in the Northern part of Nigeria in the hands of Boko Haram militia or government forces and why South-South & South-Easterners should say, NOT IN OUR NAME:

    When you analyze President Jonathan’s foray into public service from Bayelsa State as the deputy governor and then governor, to the federal government as the VP and President for the past 6 years, you’d be left to conclude that he holds no allegiance to faith, tribe, place of origin or principle other that of massive diversion of public funds. EFCC had a huge dossier on his wife as first lady of Bayelsa. As President he met an oil theft-mafia stealing 500,000 barrels of crude oil a day – watch Dr. Dele’s cole interview on BBC in 2008, and you’d know the mafia was there before Jonathan, actually started under Obasanjo – and he converted the mafia to his purpose and made it quasi-mainstream through concessions, in a nutshell he started laundering the oil theft through official channels, by removing the oversight possible through state policing activities of the pipelines and the waterways, awarding contracts to the same oil-theft-mafia to safeguard the pipelines and the waterways!.

    Through this channel he had bilked more than $60b and counting – because they pump oil at a rate no one knows anymore, could be more than 500,000 barrels…..and through all these we hear even his village has no electricity. Someone who could make a Dubai out of his village and who embezzle the “Dubai” why would anyone from the south south claim him? Jonathan is an ill wind that blows NO ONE any good. You may argue that the oil-theft-mafia he uses as the forces of production are enriched and that they are mainly south-south people with some South-East elements as well, however we would still say this is a handful of people amongst millions and as such inconsequential and in the final scheme of things criminal since it is ill gotten wealth. Mind you there are international collaborators who were supplying the Niger Delta militants with weapons to keep the system going before Yaradua granted them amnesty as a way to break the vicious cycle, however since Jonathan got there it went back up again after the concessions contracts – and the international collaborators not supply the militants with private jets, war ships and you bet – weapons.

    Unravelling the nexus between these activity and Boko Haram in the North – a false flag operation obviously – is the key to achieving peace and progress in Nigeria. My bet is on Nigeria and Nigerians, Our heroes past achieve independence without firing a single shot, we the inheritors would achieve independence from Jonathan’s mafia peacefully and through the ballot box, even though Jonathan’s mafia is prepared for war to permanently balkanize Nigeria and become the Oil Sheiks of Africa, who by the way would not develop the Niger Delta even if they were to achieve that. Everyone in the South-South and South-East should tis up and say NOT IN OUR NAME the same way Isaac Boro one of our heroes past and those like him stood up to be counted when the chips are down. Luckily all that is being asked is to express this through the ballot box by voting massively for Buhari.

    Jonathan-mafia’s oil theft contracts:
    President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.

    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.

    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:

    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:

    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.

    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?

    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.’ [The number killed date under Jonathan is tracked on line and it stands at 35,065 – that is the equivalent of Liechtenstein, a country in Europe, wiped out from the face of the Earth, with a territory the size of Belgium carved away].

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