Jonathan Plans To Arrest Me, Says Buhari-PREMIUM TIMES

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd)
By Sani Tukur

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday said President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government were hatching a plot to arrest him.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES via his closest political associate and national secretary of his party, Buba Galadima, Mr. Buhari said the presidency and the ruling party were already preparing the ground to harass, arrest and incarcerate him.

“They are just trying to give us a bad name in order to hang us,” Mr. Galadima told this newspaper in a telephone interview. “We know that they are already planning to arrest the General and I, they are just preparing grounds for their actions.”

Mr Buhari was reacting to statements issued by the the presidency and the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party describing him as a serial election loser and blood thirsty politician, who is in the habit of inciting his supporters to violence.

The PDP and the presidency issued the statements in reaction to comments attributed to Mr. Buhari on Monday where he said the Nigerian government, led by President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling PDP, is more deadly than the extremist Boko Haram sect and that any attempt to rig the 2015 election would be firmly resisted.

In its statement, released at a hurriedly convened press conference, the PDP said the leader of the opposition Congress for Progressive Change had become unstable and is being haunted by what it described as "combat withdrawal syndrome."

The party also described the retired army general as excessively blood thirsty.

Shortly afterwards, the presidency came out smoking describing Mr. Buhari as a serial election looser renowned for inciting Nigerians to violence.

But speaking to PREMIUM TIMES after the statements were released, Mr. Buhari said rather than him, it was the PDP and the Jonathan-led  Federal Government that were the real threat to peace in the country.

“It is those who organise the rigging of elections that are trying to disrupt the peace, not Buhari,” the former head of state said, through Mr. Galadima.

Mr. Galadima also said the PDP and the presidency only came up with the allegations because the government “is planning to arrest Buhari and I, and so they are using Monday’s remarks as an excuse.”

“It is not General that is threatening peace, rather it is the action of the PDP that is leading to bloodbath, they have infected us with bloodbath,” he added.

In its statement, the PDP said such remarks by Mr. Buhari was capable of “inciting people to take the law into their hands” adding that it was the same sort of remark that the retired general made prior to the last presidential election that led to “a spate of bloody post-election violence across six states of the federation”.

The party also claimed that a 22-man panel raised by the government to investigate the causes of the post-election violence under the leadership of Ahmed Lemu “confirmed that Buhari's provocative remarks played a significant role in the bloody violence that led to the death of at least 200 people, gruesomely injuring thousands and the displacement of more than 40,000 people.”

The PDP said although it believed in freedom of speech, assembly and association, it is also of the view that such freedom comes with responsibilities.

The party said it “condemn in no uncertain terms this shameful call for the spill of blood of innocent Nigerians to acquire political power”.

“What Nigeria needs right now is ‘evolution’ in the true spirit of democracy. The utterances of General Buhari, a former military Head of State is truly, undemocratic, unpatriotic and un-statesmanly,” it added.

The ruling party continued, “Buhari's pre-election utterances were misconstrued by his supporters to engage in the condemnable mayhem that greeted the aftermath of the presidential elections.  Buhari never apologized to the nation or to the families of the victims. Today, Buhari is again engaged in another build up of massive bloodletting and destruction”.

However, shortly after the press conference by the PDP, the presidency also issued a statement describing the former head of state as “a serial election loser who has never taken his past election defeats graciously even when such elections were generally acknowledged to be free and fair.”

The statement also described the comments by the retired general referring to the Jonathan government as Boko Haram  as unfortunate.

“The Federal Government led by President Jonathan is not Boko Haram. Boko Haram means Western Education is sin. That being the case, one wonders how a government that devoted the largest sectoral allocation in the 2012 budget to education could be said to be Boko Haram,” presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati said.

The Federal government, Mr. Abati said, can  “ now challenge Major General Buhari  to tell Nigerians what he has done, whether in his capacity as the head of a military junta or in his private capacity, to bring education to vulnerable children. If he cannot live up to this challenge, perhaps he has to reassess who really is Boko Haram”.

Mr. Abati also said the government was particularly disturbed by Mr. Buhari’s remarks in which he said that "Since the leaders now don’t listen to anybody but do whatever they wish, there is nothing the north can do."

“We find it very sad that an elder statesman who once presided over the entirety of Nigeria can reduce himself to a regional leader who speaks for only a part of Nigeria,” Mr. Abati added.

“When Buhari says that "if what happens in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, ‘the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood", we hereby state that it is Buhari himself who does not listen.

“He has obviously refused to listen to the Nigerian People, the European Union, the Commonwealth Monitoring Group, the African Union and a multitude of independent electoral monitors who testified that the 2011 elections were free and fair and "the best elections since Nigeria returned to civil rule.

"Finally, we wish to make it known to Buhari that given his reference to "dogs and baboons", perhaps his best course of action would be to travel to the zoo of his imagination because President Goodluck Jonathan was elected by human beings to preside over human beings and it is human beings who will determine what happens in Nigeria at any material time not "dogs and baboons".

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We want a healed Nigeria

Without directly speaking to anyone. Has GEJ done enough? emphatically No! Is Buhari our Hope? Emphatically No!
There are many families right now shattered, orphans, hopes lost, lives lost. why? senseless political/religious incitations. Nigeria is a multicultural/multi-religious country. We have lived in relative peace for a long time after the Civil War.
Why fight and kill ourselves now? Why all these stupidity? Our leader have let us down badly. What we need is not been tugs for these Idiot Leaders but form our own voice.
The earlier we use our smart brains the better for us.

is that unvision man called

is that unvision man called gej will take nigeria to promise land? i dout it, jonathan govt can only bring nigeria to total failure

Is Buhari the Primary Problem?

I think Buhari is not the primary problem; he is just an opportunist that coincidetally understands the average Nigerian ..., a Survivalist, who has been to school but not really educated with all the degrees, gullible, blindly religious (alas! for a purpose), e.t.c. He may want to use this to his advantage, depending on his conscience.

It will be more productive if we are just a little bit more circumspective in our evaluations/judgement.

abati u r a fool

shame on u pdp u failed us nw u r talkin abt thinz dat r nt even necessary attackin ppls. shame on u stupid badluck jonathan wawa kawain

You are unbelievably Pathetic!

YOU NEED A COUNTDOWN TO REDEEM YOUR FASTLY DEPLETING PSYCHE! Sigh.

MUMU

If you think what happend in tunisia and egypt is killing women and children with looting of shops like the postelection violence with the name of Jihad then you lack common sense

Buhari arrested himself

Buhari arrested himself the moment he showed his partisan nature with his VERBAL diarrhea. We all know even if he contest with a Dog he will loose as Dogs are more human friendly.

nigeria

The main issue here is not about Buhari, Jonathan or any other individual, but Nigeria. Just imagine 13 years of democratic governance no electrity, no good roads, no running water, no proper health care, down graded educational system and above all no security of life and property dispite all the trilions of naira purported to have been spent.Fellow nigerian please wake up other nations are exploring the outer space to improve their lives.

Jonathan plans to arrest Buhari?

This is amusing, a civilian is planning to arrest a one time leader of the nation and a geberal for that matter and who is the announcer? Buba Galadima! Please tell Buhari to throw away that smelly bone called BUBA, may be just may be he can have some sense of bearing. How can a general have someone like that and have his integrity. I pity the general. Please also tell him that none of those crowded around him will give him their vote in a secret ballot that is why they always camour for him to be a consensus candidate since he started his political ambition.

You are not serious!

You better think as human may thing.

BUHARI'S FEARS

Why is Buhari who arrested hundreds of politicians afraid of getting arrested? He should not worry, the President is too gentle to do that.

Mr Buhari and Mr Bakare should know that they will account for every once of blood they caused to be spilt.

boOobxYTVJIVUlt

Put El- Rufai name on anything in Nigeria, the prdocut will be so popular. Why!Those who love him will buy and those who hate him will equally buy.Nigerians never respect or honor any leader until they are dead.Mallam El-Rufai has done his bit for Nigeria. What are the critics and arm chair analyst doing for Nigeria. The man bear fruit, what is your own fruit and what is my own fruit.What the man has achieved in his 50s is what many are trying to register for in their 70s.Let us minimize faults of leaders and magnify their virtues. The coming generation has a lot to learn from the virtues of leadership.

Buhari stand as a typical democrat!

Gen Muhammadu Buhari has contested for presidency 2003,2007 and 2011 peacifully and amicably,but all the elections conducted were unfortunately rigged as witnessed by both national and international reporters.Buhari spent almost 50 months in court seeking for his totured right which was finally jeopardised and betrayed by so-called judiciary.Buhari did'nt go on street to mobilise chaous or demonstration of any kind,THIS SHOWS THAT BUHARI IS A CORRECT DEMOCRAT.

GEJ is Boko Haram

GEJ himself said that his government was infiltrated with Boko Haram. He affirmed that they were in the police, within soldiers and amidst the judiciary. Azazi, the second most influenctial stakeholder in the issue of Boko Haram after GEJ, reaffirmed that the PDP has hands in kindling the flame of Boko Haram. This is what and only what Gen. Buhari has said but the GEJ government couldn't assimilate because of poor BRAIN!

why are u scared of arrest?

Whoever that doesn't want peace in Nigeria will die before the next election.

fools

i feel sorry for those who still trust jonah and pdp .

BUHARI HAS ASKED US TO KILL HAUSA IN RETALIATION COME 2015.

in 2011 buhari made similar utterances that led to the murder of over 1200 innocent, defenseless people all of southern and christian extraction including youth corpers on national assingment by his teeming illiterate islamic followers in the north of Nigeria and also laid and lubricates the engines of boko haram.

Again he has left instructions to kill southerners/Christians in 2015. We in the south and north central part of Nigeria this time will take his admonition verbatim as we will Hunt and Kill all Hausa in our environment all over the country in revenge for those that will be killed in the north come 2015. surely we will succeed in riding our entire regions of these evil calld Hausa.

HAUSA BLOOD MUST FLOW FREELY IN ALL PARTS OF THIS COUNTRY come 2015.

Blood spill: Buhari's ambition for 2015, the end time

I want to encourage our dynamic President, that God knows why all this iniquitous act take place in your regime, because He "GOD" KNOW'S that you can handle it. As for this character that called him self Buhari, let him tell us what he could have done if he were in your shoe. To be certain he no's the root of boko haram. One thing to be sure of is that just as the BIBLE says in Matthew 24 : 3 - 8, it reads As he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tellm us, when wil this be, and what wil be signs of your coming and of the close of age? And he answered them, you wil hear of wars and remours of wars, for Nation wil rise against Nation and kingdom against kindom, and they wil be famine. My follow Nigerians let us reason together. Let me stop here for now. But as for this character Buhari..........................

Blood Spill: Buhari's Ambition For 2015

I want to encourage our dynamic President, that God knows why all this iniquitous act take place in your regime, because He "GOD" KNOW'S that you can handle it. As for this character that called him self Buhari, let him tell us what he could have done if he were in your shoe. To be certain he no's the root of boko haram. One thing to be sure of is that just as the BIBLE says in Matthew 24 : 3 - 8, it reads As he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tellm us, when wil this be, and what wil be signs of your coming and of the close of age? And he answered them, you wil hear of wars and remours of wars, for Nation wil rise against Nation and kingdom against kindom, and they wil be famine. My follow Nigerians let us reason together. Let me stop here for now. But as for this character Buhari..........................

Blood Spill: Buhari's Ambition For 2015, the end time.

I want to encourage our dynamic President, that God knows why all this iniquitous act take place in your regime, because He "GOD" KNOW'S that you can handle it. As for this character that called him self Buhari, let him tell us what he could have done if he were in your shoe. To be certain he no's the root of boko haram. One thing to be sure of is that just as the BIBLE says in Matthew 24 : 3 - 8, it reads As he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tellm us, when wil this be, and what wil be signs of your coming and of the close of age? And he answered them, you wil hear of wars and remours of wars, for Nation wil rise against Nation and kingdom against kindom, and they wil be famine. My follow Nigerians let us reason together. Let me stop here for now. But as for this character Buhari..........................

Buhari sponsors Boko Haram

Buhari,Atiku and Babangida before the last election said that if they did not win the election nigeria will not have peace.Three of them knew about and sponsors boko Haram.I do not know what make this folks think Nigerian citizens wants to recycle this vision-less and uneducated old men.Nigeria wants younger leader with broader vision and move Nigeria to next level of development.All this looters should please leave Nigeria to go forward other than looking for a way to come back in Leadership to suffocation progress already made.

Buhari sponsors Boko Haram

Buhari,Atiku and Babangida before the last election said that if they did not win the election nigeria will not have peace.Three of them knew about and sponsors boko Haram.I do not know what make this folks think Nigerian citizens wants to recycle this vision-less and uneducated old men.Nigeria wants younger leader with broader vision and move Nigeria to next level of development.All this looters should please leave Nigeria to go forward other than looking for a way to come back in Leadership to suffocation progress already made.

buhari is not demonic PDP is

Buhari only said that they 2015 election will be bloody if PDP doesn't do the right thing but if PDP as a party is going to do the right thing why then should the react in a negetive way they no they are planing to do electection malpractices that's why the are recting this way.PDP is a blood thirsty party not Buhari I recall when Buhari lost the last eletion people where protesting and almost taking laws into their hands but the great General said that the people of nigeria should not take laws into their hands but should remain peacful and law abiding as the have always been.

Some idiot that just got a

Some idiot that just got a previlage can go on and says all sort of nonsense about the general. If you know well you will surely know better, go and trace the history of the General and that of the so call criminal that called himself Nigeria president, that didnt know the actual men of honour that fight for the stability of Nigeria whose today it has become what he become. The truth is untold because of some selfish individuals tha are trying to inject their bad attitude in every body of which we can not listen to them. I think GEJ. Devilish consious is judging him.

Some idiot that just got a

Some idiot that just got a previlage can go on and says all sort of nonsense about the general. If you know well you will surely know better, go and trace the history of the General and that of the so call criminal that called himself Nigeria president, that didnt know the actual men of honour that fight for the stability of Nigeria whose today it has become what he become. The truth is untold because of some selfish individuals tha are trying to inject their bad attitude in every body of which we can not listen to them. I think GEJ. Devilish consious is judging him.

you are a big food and your blood and your blood will be used

Nigerians know that Buhari knows much about boko haram. God will kill you, you and ur bad plan towards nigeria. Tell your boss that God is not behind them anymore...

buhari demonic man

God who created the whole universe will never allow Buhari to be nigeria president. I'm very sure Buhari will turn the whole nation to muslem. Earlier run I supported Buhari but seeing the situation of thing..Buhari knows much about boko haram the blood of innocent souls that boko haram killed will make you pay for it. If you insist God will destroy you and your fellows. You see nigeria of today is totally different than that of yesterday..., northern part will either choose to be seperated from nigeria country by force if you can't stop your brother boko haram. Be warned!! Buhari

Please you people should get

Please you people should get your facts right. 'Kare jini biri jini' means 'fierce contest'!

LETS LEAVE SENTIMENT AND FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

Lets leave sentiment out
What General Mohammadu Buhari said is the gallant truth and the reaction of GEJ and the PDP shows who they are and what they want for for our beloved nation, Nigeria.
PDP should stop blackmailing and blacklisting the good people who have the interest of the people at heart.
Why are they attacking Buhari?
Rev. E.A. Adeboye said in August 2010 said “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), we love you and we will support you but if you ‘dabaru’ our election, we will fight, we will fight” you can find the full extract here; http://www.nairaland.com/497420/rig-elections-2011-see-us. Nigerian should come together and put an end to this rubbish by enlightening others and not sell our votes again for peanuts and suffer for it on the long run. PDP should not threaten or arrest any Nigerian, at least we now have freedom of speech bill already passed into law. Long live Nigeria!!!

Buhari not a true democarte

People who make comments like Buhari should be educated to understand the kind of people they are having as supporters in order to unit this country instead of been sectional and making comments that are capable of bringing faction and riot in pursuit of personal gain in the name of Nigerian project. Without mixing of words, Nigeria is more than a house hold, despite having knowledge of what the present Government is doing that are not right, her inability to fight corruption, tackle security challenges and others should not be reasons enough to quickly forget the fragility of this Country called Nigeria in recent times, we must remember that this selfishness has grown like cancer that has eaten deep into our system that has led us to where we are today. Politicians should criticize policies and make them tools in convincing the Nigerian people on why there is need for change which I am a champion of change if it’s for good.

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