100 Jonathans Cannot Be Compared To Buhari – Tam David-West

Tam-David-West-480x300Former Petroleum Minister, Prof. Tam David-West, says the only reason Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State is being harrassed by some political forces is his refusal to be anybody’s ‘Yes man’.

Prof. David-West, speaking on a radio programme in Port Harcourt, also asked President Goodluck Jonathan to be wary of the Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark and leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari. He said neither of them had the powers to make him win the 2015 election.

David-West showered encomiums on General Muhammadu Buhari, who he said stood tall when compared to President Jonathan in terms of achievement as Nigeria’s leader.

According to the former minister, Amaechi has had to fight alleged injustice of ceding oil wells belonging to Rivers State in the Kalabari axis to President Jonathan’s Bayelsa State.

This, he said has not gone down well with some people.

He added: “I am not a politician. No amount of money in the world can make me to change my mind. I support causes, not persons. What has Amaechi done wrong? He has not done anything wrong. Professional praise singers are making millions of naira through the crisis.

“Those who said Amaechi has received N2.4 trillion since he became Rivers governor, without commensurate projects on the ground, are talking rubbish. The Kalabari people fighting Amaechi are not serious. They are not more Kalabari than me. Amaechi has not disappointed Kalabari people.”

Pressed to assess President Jonathan’s achievements, he said: “I am an unapologetic critic of President Jonathan. I do not support you because you are an Ijaw person, from the South South zone or a Niger Deltan. I support performers. Twenty four per cent of Jonathan’s votes came from the South South.

“It is completely illogical to say Jonathan must be re-elected in 2015, because he is a South South man. Jonathan is not a South South President, but the President of Nigeria.

“Clark, Dokubo-Asari and others cannot save Jonathan in 2015. In an interview in a national newspaper on June 15, 2012, Dokubo-Asari declared that Jonathan would not go beyond 2015 as President. Why is he speaking from both sides of his mouth?

“You cannot compare one hundred Jonathans to one Buhari. I will always give my support to Buhari. He is the finest man I have ever known. Negative things that they say about him are not factual. I will continue to work for Buhari.

“Corruption is the bane of Nigeria. Buhari is against corruption. Buhari is not corrupt. He is very clean and disciplined. Election rigging is worse than armed robbery. Buhari wants free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.”

38 Comments

  • U ar nt a politician nw bt u were once a politician. Weda u hav been bought by Buhari or nt, its nt my biz, weda u like it or nt, its Jonathan come 2015. U old men should leav nigerian politics 4 us pls. We keel down dey beg.

    • I guess maybe you are outside Nigeria or probably you work with the presidency or national assembly. This government is the worst government the gap between the rich n the poor widen everyday.

  • Any reasonable reader wouldn’t undervalue the amiable historical prooving point “(In an interview in a national newspaper on June 15, 2012, Dokubo-Asari declared that Jonathan would not go beyond 2015 as President. Why is he speaking from both sides of his mouth). Well said” Prof T.D West

    • @donjeff i pity you, what have you achieved in life that you are calling prof Tam a mad man/ idiot? so unfortunate.

  • BABA TAM DAVID WEST HAS SAID IT ALL GENERAL BUHARI IS FINE CLEAN AGAINST CORRUPTION DISCIPLINE LOVES NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS MORE THAN THE POWERFUL DISHONEST PEOPLE WE ARE 100% BEHIND HIM COMES 2015 THE PATRIOTIC NIGERIAN

  • Nigeria is bigger than GEJ & let 2015 come let see weda the votes of the niger deltans can make him a president. Prof. West u spoke well,olwez stand by the truth,u are a true elder state man don’t mind those idiots that are suffering but yet they cannot say their minds. To Buhari we remain loyal

  • U can go ahead n sell urself, d seat of power and national resources which south south (Niger Delta) hav d highest percentage 2 d north who have been enjoying all these 4 so many years.

    Anyway, I may say dat T.D.West has gotten a brain fag. He should go 2 sleep. He has no power 2 mislead niger deltans

  • U can go ahead n sell urself, d seat of power and national resources which south south (Niger Delta) hav d highest percentage 2 d north who have been enjoying all these 4 so many years.
    Anyway, I may say dat T.D.West has gotten a brain fag. He should go 2 sleep. He has no power 2 mislead niger deltans

    • I which way did GEJ fed TDW? That is how you guys in the south-south disrespect your elders and at the end of the day you continue to produce dull people like Jonathan.

  • Plz peeps stop d abusive languages if u want 2 comment on wot he has said go ahead, all u should be doing is 2 pray 4 our nation 2 b better and 4 us 2 have good leaders, GEJ, BUHARI ETC are good leaders no 1 perfect, let them try d little they can in improving our great nation. 1 of u should tell which country dat is perfect and doesn’t have corruption. So throw ur light’s in how we can make naija a perfect nation and stop abusing ur elders cuz someday somehow it will bouce back 2 u. 10x

  • Plz peeps stop d abusive languages if u want 2 comment on wot he has said go ahead, all u should be doing is 2 pray 4 our nation 2 b better and 4 us 2 have good leaders, GEJ, BUHARI ETC, are good leaders no 1 is perfect, let them try d little they can in improving our great nation. 1 of u should tell me which country dat is perfect and doesn’t have corruption. So throw ur light’s in how we can make naija a perfect nation and stop abusing ur elders cuz someday somehow it will bouce back 2 u. 10x

  • The man has said his mind , why should others keep on abusing him, he is entittle to his opinion just like any one of us do.
    People should learn how to respect others. Cause whether jonathan or buhari nigeria will stay . All we need is peace , devolopment and a corruption free nigeria.

  • Are you sure that this old idiot did not smoke weed before talking this,the best thing for him is just to ask his God to take his life before come 2015 because he is off no use the nation and we don’t need his existence.

  • Am dissapoint in some Nigerian @donjeff. How can you open your mouth and called professor West a mad man. Seems you don’t known the meaning of education how can you know the meaning of professor. Critise with a reason next time don’t insult tanx.

  • how come as an incorruptible leader, Buhari didn’t say a thing to condemn the inhumane act of his north Boko Haram? But when the federal government decided otherwise we heard him talked to me this attitude can not be an example act of a good leader.

  • This country is really in trouble,most of us youths are devoid of sensible arguments,when we lack points in a debate then we resort to insults,How can a youth in this country open his mouth and call prof. Tam David West an idiot and a mad man,it’s just pathetic and it has proven what they say about the educational level of the area which most of this “insulters” comes from

  • BOth GJ and BH are corupt ,but what prof was said that some ijaw elders are job seeker,GJ forget about 2015, give us dividen of democrcy and developent is u performance we dermine ur comoing. Back.

  • @Akin,buhari is not corrupt,and for u saying he dw has been bought 4 ya information buhari has no money 2 buy anybody.
    Sm of u here are busy abusing dw 4 saying his mind,i fink u dnt respect ur parents dats y u open ya flipy mouth n abuse pples parent old enof 2 even born ur parents.i wonder wht kind f moral home training parents give dia children nowdays.
    @celestine,u see ur lyf,buhari has on different occasions condemned d act of Boko haram.i dnt knw y u guys r so blinded dat u capture only criticism.He on so many occasions e.g d 1st oct bombing wia he quoted dat wht dey did is inhuman n barbaric despite declaration by MEND dat dey r responsible,wht can u den say 2 GEJ dats defends MEND after dey av claimed responsibility 4 d bombing by saying”its nt MEND,i know who did it”n yet he s d president,d security chief,n he knws who did it n he cannot make dem pay,abeg reason wit ya senses.

  • 4get about prof in Nigeria,they are not real.This are the people causing confusion in the education sector without any discovery.I find it difficult to believed that Goodluck is a corrupt leader,this country has been corrupt before GEJ came to power,he use his brain to reduce corruption by subsidy removal,privatisation and centralizing of workers salaries.To me those crying that GEJ is corrupt are the corrupt people because he is trying to block their way.HE THAT NEVER SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED WHEN HE IS GIVING THE MANDATE.

  • These are the problems of nigeria,trying to buy buharis conscience after stealin oil money,GEJ i knw to hell wit u,and ur religious bigot buhari

  • Dr West,

    Why are you in such awe of someone who says state of emergency is war against the North? Is your brain getting frosty?

  • nigeria is indeed in trouble,look at the comments it seems like most of us are really not ready for change and its obvious we dont knw whats good for us,buhari is presently the only one of the rest which is competent,what other misery has GEJ not brought to nigeria,i mean you name it everything in nigeria is at the verge of collapse,what prof.David west said is absolutely correct “100 Jonathans cannot be compared to Buhari”

  • Fact is prevailing itself, since the sky can be limit as no longer at ease, Long live and prosperity to our mentor Muhammad Buhari.

  • Tam D-WEST was once a minister and now wants to be a presidential material through his former boss popularly known as Boko boss.

  • Lol. Pple r funny. Am sure all of u insultin prof. Tam David west, if he had spoken in support of GEJ u won’t hv insult him. Hypocrites. I can c u pple r dumber than GEJ. U guys shuld be ashamed for urselves. Is GEJ d best candidates u can produce from ur region. It is a pity. May we get it right come 2015 for the sake of good pple among us if not u pple are and will continue to get wat u deserve. Fools

  • Hahaha. I dey laugh. You dumb ass Niger deltans, haters. Listen am parasite I live on you oil have a petrol station living large, still my village land is cultivable and there is nothing you can do to stop. My state lives on your oil, building good roads and other amenities can you stop it? The richest African come from my region and my language is patronised by UK US France, Germany but your tribe is only known when this clueless u called Jonah got to presidency by mistake. Come 2015 majority will reclaim its throne. Slaves!!

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