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Jonathan plays the game without Amaechi  print

Published on July 4, 2013 by   ·   68 Comments

Sunny Smiles: President Jonathan shakes hands with Chibudom . Factional Chairman of PDP in Rivers, Obuah watches in broad smiles

Ex-governor Peter Odili addresses the media after the meeting in Aso Rock

To President Goodluck Jonathan, incumbent Governor Rotimi Amaechi no longer counts in his calculus of winning Rivers State in the 2015 election as he met with his faction of the PDP in State House, Abuja today.

Among his guests was the former governor of the state, Dr. Peter Odili, who was Amaechi’s mentor and former boss. There was also former representative, Chibudom Uche, who is now an acting deputy national chairman of the PDP. Chief Felix Obuah, chairman of the Jonathan faction of the party brimmed with smiles all through the meeting with the President.

President Jonathan too played the host with mirth and laughter.

The photos at the event tell a better story

RIVER'S PDP, GOODLUCK, CHAIRMAN, CHINBUDOM AND SEC

Sunny Smiles: President Jonathan shakes hands with Chibudom . Factional Chairman of PDP in Rivers, Obuah watches in broad smiles

Sunny Smiles: President Jonathan shakes hands with Chibudom . Factional Chairman of PDP in Rivers, Obuah watches in broad smiles

Ex-governor Peter Odili addresses the media after the meeting in Aso Rock

Ex-governor Peter Odili addresses the media after the meeting in Aso Rock

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68 Comments for “Jonathan plays the game without Amaechi”

  1. That meeting was just like Esau eatin d pourage from Jacob,it will soon show

  2. dokun

    Jonathan is a fool> Always romancing with the wrong people.. Odoli was a disaster in government in Rivers state. Amaechi is the only one non-indegines will support. Without Ameachi, PDP is DEAD in Rivers state..Bye Bye to JOnathan

    • teejude

      Idiots like u Dokun are d nuisances causing crises in dis oil rich God’s own state. Ur activities in dis state should b properly checked. Who told u love Ameachi than his town pple of Ubima n Rivers at large. What a foolish, idiotic n nonsensical humane are u.

    • Kaze A

      Very stupid and idiotic posts from an outsider. The population of Akwa Ibomites alone is more than any outsider in RIver State, and you think they will vote for who? APC? Go to Osun state and preach that rubbish afterall Amaechi is finishing his 2nd term and will be of no relevance in 2015. We do not worship people here, and that is why we can not have a Tinubu.

      • Oye

        Wrong words kaze. are u more sophisticated than d yoruba people that Tinubu leads. Where are u from? Can u produce a Tinubu in ur lifetime from ur race? Nonsense.

      • Danda

        Apc does not need your vote. It is a pity you are still living in the past. Let me sound a note of warning to you, if you allow ethnicity to consume you come 2015 by not voting for APC then be sure that you are on your way to becoming a slave in this country.

        • john

          APC is for the north and before any easterner will vote for them is unless the produce an igbo man as there flag bearer if not GEJ until he finished his second term so i want all of you to get it into your heads

          • Fola

            Jona the baby president! The igbo need not rush if they don’t want their first oppurtunity to be their last. They should start training their flag bearer and wait till 2019 fr better chance

      • adiza osilama

        Kaze thanks. I like your post. You simply hit the nail on the head.

    • miss jay

      Freedom of expression does not imply that we should not show respect to our president no matter how stupid we think he is. The way we address our elders especially those in authority shows the type of homes we come from. we should learn to talk to the president with caution and decorum. If jonatan is a fool then we are more foolish for we elected i mean “rigged him in”.

    • sanusi maigona

      Dokun u are right without Ameachi goodluck his nothing in river state bcous Ameachi is the man

    • dokun is a big fool and think he need comprehensive deliverance. mumu like u hw can u insult ur leader like that what a shame to u dokun

    • Igbo community Ghana

      We always pray for persons who hate people that do not even know them so seriously, with passion.May GOD grant you and your likes, the grace to sincerely love his image.May GOD bless you.

    • Kanselor

      Dokun u r a bastard. Ur mother is a whore and ur father is impotent. How dare u insult my President ? U will rott in hell wit maggots u pauper and smellinng inbecile

  3. Tayo

    Mr. Jonathan is a divisive president.

  4. Adofwood Pius

    It is only in this country people insult the President without reservation. This is not a civilized way to disagree with the president or his policy. Insulting the priesident of the country is insulting the entire nation. He was democratically choosen by the majority to lead the country. His image represent the entiire country and the peolple including those insultin him. For any person or group of persons to have choose to insult the president on pages of Newspaper, is very unculture. a view can be express or disagree objectively. Pls let us be guided.

    • Kaze A

      Please take note of where most of the insults are coming from and you will not be surprised. In Yorubaland, you can marry one wife or husband and go ahead to have children for other people. Some of them are very active at the bus stops and have no regards for anybody. Also if you place one of their own in a public position, he ensures all the inhabitants of their villages fill up any availabale positions. Things have changed, and they can not believe it. GEJ is the most humble, morally decent, accomodating, and forward-looking president this country had ever produced. Their ethnocentric insults only help us prepare for 2015 if Nigeria will be there for them to loot.

      • adiza osilama

        WELL SAID KAZE. YOU ARE SAYING IT AS IT IS. NEVER MIND THEIR INSULT, IT IS PART OF THEIR CULTURE. WE KNOW THEM.

        • Alade

          You pple are not being sincere, the identified culture of Yoruba tribe is RESPeCT and REGARD. Can u argue that ?

          • busty

            U say yoruba’s have respect nd regards for elders? then why cant ur beloved amaechi copy from his yoruba colleagues who r only intrested.in tearing him apart in the name of helping hands?

      • Haysix

        KAZE,I can c u are politically oriented,just speak d trust cos any comment u make publicly shall speak against or 4 u in d day of judgement..to be honest,we dont benefit anything from Pres.JON’s administ.

    • hahahaha wat a maner is dat? Den tel d presidnt 2 rule wd pure democracy nt autocratic goverment.may God punish dia cacal ancor

    • Azeez I.K.Champion

      Politics is mainly to guaranty the greatest happiness of d greatest numbers of people.Now if d pple must benefit,they must work had pre and post elections.When u have an opportunist in governance, d people have more work post election.Let us start preparing for 2015 just d same way the politicians have started preparing.If an unqualified person is elected,d masses suffer for 4yrs.

      Now,if GEJ fails to deliver d real democratic dividends,those years he has ruled are wasted.The masses bears d brunt of d irreparable loss.

  5. nnaemeka

    The people who go wild insulting the president it is either they don’t have parents or they had bad relationship with their parents.It is only in Nigeria that such happens. I thought pm news used to moderate these write ups.

    • Iyke

      Your father.. Waka there.. Your mama.. Waka there.. Your Siblings.. Waka there.. Your Guardians.. Waka there.. And you in particular,you need psychotic doctor bcos u ve a serious mental.. Olodo

  6. Bill

    This is mediocrity at its height. The world is jeering at our leaders while they dance naked in the market square.

  7. OGBENI NAIJA

    I dont agree with anyone that the president is been insulted because this is democratic setting where everyone is entitle to his/her opinion. What I dont support is threat & violent,but criticism is allowed.Just look @ those that called themselves elders.Are they not the people that looted Rivers State treasury in the past?Now because they are broke & hungry & Amaechi is not giving them public money, they now turn to GEJ to see if they can squeeze money out of him,I hope GEJ will be wise.

  8. teejude

    Dokun, I don’t blame u idiots like u also hav freedom 2 life. I thk d group dat met Jonathan from River reflects d founding fadas of PDP in every nooks n crony of d super rich state. D fundamental truth is dat PDP is now in unity than ever n will give a landslide victory in any pool henceforth. Kudos to d bulldozers for a perfect reunion.

  9. rufai

    D way dat it is only in nigeria pple insult d president d same way is only in nigeria dat d president & his kitchen cabinet maltreat d pple dat voted dem in. It is only in nigeria out of d world countries dat we av enof resources & over 70% of d population stl lvin in poverty……Let b wise my dear nigerians…… Wht d president & d cabinet ought 2 b afta is hw 2 solve d education issues in d country….All fed polytechnic(asup) av bn ☺♌ strike 4 closely 3months nw & no resolution nw joined all fed universities(asuu). Pls let face wht concern d future of dis country & let build a better future leader in d youth bcos as am concerned we dnt av leaders in d country as @ present wht we av is jst ruler….& d system we ar practicing is nt democracy but plutocracy(govt of d rich by d rich & 4 d rich). I rest ma case.

  10. from our past leaders, I have not seen any one as good as GEJ. pls allow him to work.

  11. Apostle BZ

    Dokun, d bible says; woe unto him dat called his brother a fool. He was chosen among others- and there is nothing u can do 2 change that fact. Respect Mr president and his office pls.

    • AMECHI/JONATHAN

      Did Jonathan ever respected Obasanjo?who is more or less his grandfather.is respect a reciprocal?did he respect leader from d north?did he respect Nigerias when we all regected removal of oil-subsidy?did he ever share our pains.if u give a false answer to this,prosterity shall jurge you.Jonathan cannot spend more than 10 years.can he turns bayelsa to paradis,will all d youth get job,will d people buy a litre of oil for 20 naira?

  12. Simply_nigerian

    any one for Fashola 2015 …… :D ?

    • 1pumpaction

      Take a look at dirty Lagos and you will not vote andybody whose name begin with Fa… talk less of Shola.The man is a total nincompoop and only mgbati people cannot see the disaster that he is.with all the trillions of Naira that he is getting,Lagos is still one of the dirties places in this world.Fuck Yoruba people.

  13. Dr.Kess

    All we ned is a concernd body dat wil stand to fast & pray for dis country. seek ye 1st His kingdom….AND OUR SOLUTION WILL COME

  14. bosco

    dokun or whatever he call himself should be dealt with for calling mr PRESIDENT a fool.

    • marcus

      GEJ government as fail theirs Notin tu show for.. 2015 impossible for him their Is a war coming soon in pdp party watch out

  15. Av it in mind dat who eva lays blame/cause on gej or amachi n others ,do dem cos of wat dey feel , dey r not helping matas at all cos d county is in big mess ,dey go out n see how other countrys fair n come here to d d opposite,d game is too big for me to fight but just make my own money n leave d county for dem to kill dem self

  16. eddybest

    Nigerians made a very big mistake by giving Nigerian president 2 a blind man in 2011. I want 2 asure Nigerian dat if such a mistake occurs in 2015 again then,Nigeria will not b a nation 2 carry home about. What happened in NGF and beyond tells us more about his(JET) plans ahead of 2015. Imagine,if our great passed leaders(Heros) worked in d same way,Nigeria would have not being a nation of her own today. Lastly,where i we now heading 2,4 God sake?

  17. Ifeanyi

    If Jonathan knows the worth of the position he is in , he shall call Ameachi mend fence and carry him along in his future plans. The norths needs the position badly and there is no amount of rigging that will get Jonathan there , expect he mend fence with first chief executives of all states and then party chairmen and follow follow like Wike and Co

  18. duchi

    i bliv d problem is not wit président Jonathan nor gov Amaechi but wit d’ munster nd enemy of dis our beloved country PDP who wil not allow leaders wit good intentions 2 Work nd deliver dividence of democracy 2 d’ pple. If am asked my opinion, i’ll say dey scrab of PDP nd others, nd com üp wit fresh 2 party system like we had in d’time of SDP nd NRC, cos is a big shame dat PDP as a party incharge 4 almost 15yrs now cannot giv d’ pple basics eg. Steady power supply, security housing etc.

  19. Andrew partrick

    What has GEJ done 2 d nigeria economy? GEJ does not deserve a second term,we saw how america went 2 war 4 good 8 years under G-BUSH and their was no job no good health care 4 d american pple,we now saw how democrat came in under d rulership of barack obama,and how he revive general motors even creating jobs employment 4 d american youth even d lower class,dat is what i call a visionary leader,i don’ care where my president come 4rm,all i want is a change,GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  20. obviously am spechless bt yet i wl not leav d page blank,Gej is not competant,he doesn,t hs leadership quality,is a confusionist,uncomposer,careless n educated illitrate,he is an animal in human inmage whom only follow where there is bone instead of meat,we voted 4 him 2 gv us fresh air on his promise bt now only Almighty God wil save us 4rm d polariz adultrated poisonous polluted air he is gvn us,where is our military!!oh sorry thy re busy fighty bk haram while others helpin Gej against nxt election,sorri I 4get i mean our youth,warning!!! timebomb is set,explosion is nearby comes 2015 endtime 4 nigeria, R.I.P………………………..

  21. jolayemi

    pls before you called jonathan or dokun idiot pls answers these question and judge yourself 1. Do you ever experience 3hours electricity light in your place 2. What is the percentage of unemployment in your family or how many graduate that living beyond poverty level in your family? 3. What is the minimum numbers of people have killed by boko haram since jonathan assume power?4. What is the state of economy now and when obj was in power ? 5. What progress jonathan administration has brought to external reserve? 6. Calculate the wealth that jonathan has created since the time he assumed power7.compare the present education standard with that of obj period 8.why mr presodent can not do with out vafourtism? …who make sence now dokun or jonathan. Ameshi fear not 2015 will tell. .

  22. Iyke

    This is the time the president should
    be mobilizing the entire country for
    positive things. This is the time the
    president should worry about how to
    protect our little children being
    murdered in their schools.
    “Instead, he’s busy reducing the
    authority of an elected governor in
    Rivers State. Will no one rid me of this
    pestilence?…

  23. Okebe job

    In as much as u may nt like the president,i dnt think its wise to insult him the way some people r doin,u should also have it in mind that some nigerians r singin his praises cos they r entitle to their opinion.pls,let stop insultin our president!

  24. Ejiko Samuel

    let us learn to pray for our leaders rather than cursing them. Remenber our leaders are products of our society. A good family (tree) will always produce good fruits let us focus on developing ourselves and our family in righteousness and see how beautiful Nigeria will become.

  25. emekus

    Our eyes dong open, jonathan run things with wrong men like T.A. Orji who extra underperforming, Tony Anenih rtd fool who is anti democratic. He should wave good bye to democracy. Imagine his mumu wife dictating for people.

  26. Danladi

    If Odili is nuisance, then Amaechi is a pest in the state. He got the post on a plata of gold. And picking that cursed his father will not live long. Amaechi has caused the party that brought him to limelight from grass. He was speaker of Rivers during Odili for eight years he is now governor for two times and yet he is cursing the party that gave him this food to eat and make him a prominent person. No other political party can take cheat Amaechi is defeacating in rivers state. enough is enough of him. Let him the party for the party to have rest of mind.

  27. sorry 4 nigeria people.we are fulish.niger delta are senceless.we are just kining ourself.let the president be. Poor people

  28. truth is bitter

    I won’t insult anybody here who recognise my right as a citizen of this God forsaking country to freely express my view on the ways and manners it’s affairs are being directed. We are badly governed by those people we entrusted with power in nigeria regardless of our investment and suffering in enthroning them. No body would believe that that shoeless dude who went throughout the entire nook and crannies of Nigeria to identify with our people suffering during pre election campaign could turn to a tranny of such. I can’t still believe my self that GEJ is the one doing all these evils. Anyway 2015 shall tell. Let the whole South South appropriate him as their son it won’t still save him from the rest of us who have legitimate grievance against his governance. He may quickly forget but we are not. He can only fool us once.

  29. Dan Ofem

    Well as u all said dis is democracy abi? And i want to informed u all dat as far as presidency is concern we can never be satisfy and even if we does ur expectation with mine can never be de same so let it go n allowed GEJ to work for us cos even if ur father has dis opportunity is de same thing we will still face so let go

  30. Insight

    Judge urselves first. If u were to b d president would u have done any better or worst than. Put urself in his shoe. Its easier said than done

  31. morgan

    President jonathan is the only hope for a better nigeria take it or leave it, I have one’s been on a political seat .you only expect the worst anytime you stand out for the best ,because the bad ones will never allow you to make things go well.let’s give our prisident a chance,but I believe with all this pressure it will only make him wax stronger.

  32. Ade

    those praising jonathan are ttribalist. A president who cannot present his achievements yo nigerians when celebratomg 2yrs in office. 16 is greater 19 president. Nothing 4 him in 2015.

  33. ibuchi

    i abeg all of you pls believe Amechi , bcos am a true believer

  34. he must go for 2015 nothin will stop him dat, but going dear du some good for ur people, just to tell them u r good. i am at ur back my president jonathan u r a winer

  35. john

    who can tell me what Nigeria achieved for all these years abokis where in power just one thing?is it not the mess they put on ground that GEJ is trying to put in order but you people want him to correct what hausa’s used 38yrs to commit under 2yrs brodas and sisters is it possible?why can’t we leave tribe and tell ourselves the truth for once …all the problems we are facing in this country now i want to ask…did it started from this very government?..let us call a spade a spade because GEJ is not God and can not put things in order like that because the damages caused by the past governments are too many so allow this man please …how many years has he been in this very seat that the northern people will not allow him to have peace of mind?

    • i needGOD ‘S OWN INTERVENTION,POLITICS &LAW IN NIGERIA IS ALWAYS is,QUESTION,TO BE FRANK NO HAS ANY RIGHT TO INSULT OUR PRESIDENT,unles the person lacks proper upbring,,youths, it’s our chieft buty to make dis nation a,greater one ,let buried ethnic sentiments &prejudice in name of politicking ,let us face the reality,our country political elites are remote causes of linkages in the polity, they used cats paws to diquise their evil deeds now mr president bearing the blames,my president was distorted through instrumentalist of deadly boko haram,please nigerians let us support president,i hve nt seen much bad tin from him

  36. zil

    Suggestion:
    Firstly we should finally sanitize the mobile phone register. Ensure all biometric data are considered and those duplicated are removed.
    Almost all Nigeria of voting age goes around with a mobile handset plus where they have one line a filter can be installed since bios of the person remain the same hence a filter can be installed to filter those with multiple lines.

    All voting should be done by either voice assisted menu or simply my selecting candidates of your choice.

    Once a vote is cast, three messages are produced automatically one to INEC through and installed filter, second to an independent result vetting consultant and the last to the voter himself/herself.

    With this innovation all voting can be done in one day, plus it will be way cheaper and less intrusive.
    Moreso double voting will be eliminated and stories of ballot snatching will be eradicated.
    Moreso, result is released in as little as 3hours after election with INEC and the independent consultant releasing their result independently.
    In the advent of discrepancies between the two, call logs will be investigated by both parties to resolve the differences.
    The voting proof should be black boxed from the telecommunication side such that records can be retrieved by special facilities.

    A quick one for the population census by NPC: before embarking on the census ensure all boarder movement are stopped.
    This is in view of the penchant of the North to import people from NIGER, CHAD and neighboring Sahara to inflate its figures.

    Secondly, questionnaires should be constructed in such a way as to determine the person ancestry as way back to great grandfather side, with ability to reconstruct family tree up to grandfather level.

  37. okey

    We really have to tell ourselves the truth. Anybody that agrees that 16 is greater than 19 and that 5 is greater than 32 needs to be checked out. Change only begins with self assessment /evaluation to know if there need to depart from the existing norms. Change requires preparedness and readiness to serve with utmost sincerity. The major underlying problem we have in this country is insincerity. Our leaders are insincere to us and we on the other hand are insincere to ourselves. Its a foundational problem.

    • mikado

      bros amaechi is a bad guy,gej is the saddest guy what do u benefit from both of them,do u know u what I amechi did in rivers state in 2011,he is reaping what he sown

  38. Terwase

    Deceitful smiles……….

  39. Manfred

    I still wonder why ppl up till now cannot see how foolish jonathan is

  40. Olutayo

    i can boldly say that GEJ and his cohort would loose it all by the end of the day.

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