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Should We Be Preparing For President Jonathan?

I know this is veering towards the macabre, but with all these rumors about Yaradua's health

I think it is pertinent.

How would Goodluck Jonathan be perceived as President of the Federation in the event of such an occurence?

Would it assuage some of the militants in the Delta?

What does it portend for the rotational policy of political posts? Would the North argue that their time in office

has not been fully exhausted etc.

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@Doyin13

Why you go wish this kain thing for our polity.

We jus comot one wowo president, you dey there dey wish

say we acquire another wowo one.

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Face the facts, the man has no choice.

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Jonathan is a CLUELESS YES-SIR Person

An effigy is better than him

Someone that cant strung a couple of sentences together would now be prepared for the Presidency, God forbid!

Another lapdog that should be booted out of office and into extinction!

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Jonathan is only a zombie V.P

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@ threader maybe an acting president jo. but hey dont cause trouble for the gentleman, though i know that patience cant wait for that time to come.

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Rotational Presidency or what aint the problem! In the bright side of things it most Nigerians will be absolutely happy or better off even an ibo,hausa sit in there so long so long as things are done in the right way!

reasonable electricity

good roads and durable and solidy high ways

etc

Whether nigeria is real or not but what matters the Nigerians are looking for short cut as always.

1 nigeria has come to stay! let the nigerians get their home work done!! period

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First, we all wish Yar'Adua well and a long healthy life.

Leadership: Charismatic, Sincerity, Interpersonal Skill, Authenticity, Physical and Mental Stamina, Self Confidence, Quick-Witted, Patriotic, Dignity, Creativity, Trustworthy and Wisdom.

Question: Does Jonathan have any of these characteristics?

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The funny part of the whole Jonathan as vice president issue, just goes to underline how disturbing the citizenry really is!! The southern states were robbed by their own governments, run down, inflicted with political thuggery and cultism, but the whole idea was, if a southerner is appointed vice president then all is well and it will be ok. The horrifying part is that it seems to have worked and i just can't phatom it. So people can live in such an insecure condition but have the time to think "at least one of us is vice president"? Instead of holding the leaders they had and have accountable it is this that is the prize? It is just disgusting and the whole freedom fighting is just laughable. The only point at which i will take it seriously is when these "freedom fighters" leave innocent citizens alone and stop kidnapping them for money, and can find their way to Odilli's house and the rest of their Ilk and demonstrate some real "freedom fighting".

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Initially, I was all for intellectuals to take over the reigns of governance

In the hope they would understand and rationalise Nigerian problems

I am beginning to have my doubts

Examples of failed  "well educated" governors are aplenty - Anambra, Edo, Ondo, Delta etc

I think what we need is a smart Nigerian who understands the problems, ready to solve these problems

without thinking of gains of the office.

I thought YarAdua has it - I hope he still does.

Jonathan does not!

Enough of tokenism, compromise and mediocrity in government

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The idea of jonathan becoming the president is quite apalling. This is a man who when he was the governor of Bayelsa state achieved little or nothin during his tenure. So far in this Yar'dua administration, he has been insignificant and i dnt see him becoming relevant even as a president

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Jonathan? I just find the whole idea laughable if I am to be honest. When you mention Jonathan please do genuinely enlighten me as to what he has done with his vice presidency that would make you even consider him as president? Jonathan's position as vice presidency stinks of an action that was simply put in place to please a particular geopolitical zone and the sad part is that they fell for it. Again, this whole political culture of rotation, sorry i fail to see how it helps anything and fail to see how it doesn't stifle this so called democrazy.

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Who is "we"?

Like "they" need help to find replacements in Nigerian politics. I am sure "everything" has been pre-arranged.

Wetin concern "agbero" with "overload"?

Please let them go and die let us hear word!

Viewing Doyin 13's profile as usual!  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! No comments!

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Hmmm. . . .

What do you think of Jonathan as President then?

Considering, he has not/never actually contested an election as the frontrunner, yet might occupy a presidential post.

I think it would be one way to get a Niger Deltan into the top post. They have no chance otherwise.

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Does Switzerland have even up to half the problems we have? How many ethnic groups does Switzerland have compared to Nigeria? The thing about rotation is the only point at which it becomes even viable is when we actually have a rich pool of candidates and most importantly when there is actually a genuine democracy in place. Does Nigeria even have a democracy if we are to be honest with ourselves? Do votes count? Is the system geared towards a democracy of government by the people, of the poeple and for the people? If Switzerland practices rotation good for them, personally i really don't think rotational politics will ever be viable for Nigeria, ever. Unless you are talking of a very distant future. But if it has to be in place it is only when we have a democracy that enables a rich and innovative pool of candates to emerge that people can choose from whereby their votes will be counted, not all this handing over from thief to thief. In Switzerland rotation can be seen as maturity, but sorry, as far as i can see in Nigeria rotational politics is not maturity but simply petty at best.

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well the rotational policy is also used in Switzerland. A mature democracy

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This whole political region rotational policy is just one of the many vices that actually shows how seperated Nigeria is and exposes this fraud of unity for what it really is. This rotational policy is simply a vice of true democracy. If Nigeria was really united i personally don't see how on earth the region which a president comes from should be that important in judging if he/she is actually seen as the better candidate. So if the options to choose from are some highly intelligent candidates with an actual plan for the country and some guy who does not hold any vision for the country or have and plans for courses of actions to better the country we would have to choose the visionless guy because he happens to be from the north or whatever region is up for rotation that year? Unless i am mistaken, this whole rotational thing is not actually in the constitution and just simply a policy of some political parties eg PDP (feel free to correct me). Nobody should feel they have the right to any presidency and if the north is claiming such then it is simply dumbfounding given the history of "leadership" Nigeria has undegone in the hands of the Northern elite. Whatever the case, our democracy needs to be genuine and should be based on people with actual ideas wherver they may be from and not just because such people are from a certain are, it is just silly.

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