Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pres. of Benin Republic 'Defeats' Jonathan to become AU Chairman

Thomas Boni Yayi and Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan was today defeated by the President of Benin Republic, Thomas Boni Yayi, in the race for the chairmanship of the African Union, (AU). Our president lost after a group of West African nations opposed his candidature.

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

very good choice, Africa

Anonymous said...

They [the other African COUNTRIES] dont believe in Luck. Wetin Yayi don do for Togo sef?
Dlamini-Zuma - Another contender, could have been a stronger leader. Yes, and she is a lady.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Goodluck for not winning and saving the AU from your cluelessness. I really do appreciate it

Citizen X

Vaughn Samuel said...

In his speech, Jonathan promised to transform Africa the same way he is transforming Nigeria and all African leaders said "NO THANKS"

Anonymous said...

Ds our president just disgraced us.losing a post to benin republic..chai, ds is embarassm of d highest order.

Anonymous said...

Despite our financial, human and material commitments to other west African countries, so they can gang up against us to nominate Benin republic as there candidate..#issokay.

Anonymous said...

He cannot control Nigeria he wants to control Africa..this man is a joke..does he think this is a snooker game.

Anonymous said...

If the cap fits u, u were it,they don look his head finish come see e no go fit am,thank God, at least he'll pay a little more attention to our domestic troubles, his goodluck charm don dey expire..*chews gum*

Anonymous said...

By d way u shld be on ur way bac or better stil back already MR goody goody, n don't forget to submit all d necessary docs to d new chairman..hehehehe

Anonymous said...

When jonathan can't put his country in order, how would they trust √Āfrica in his powers.Good for him.He doesn't deserve that post!!

CAREERS IN NIGERIA said...

A man that cannot keep unity in his house cannot do so for a continent,wats AU again,African Unity i guess?Good job guys i guess that means we still have some sane African leaders left.

Anonymous said...

How can you lead a continent when you can't even run your country...

kev
london

Anonymous said...

lmao, this is so funny.

Anonymous said...

Linda, when you discover the errors in you cut and paste Saharareporters' articles, hope you have enough sense of responsibility to make corrections and apologies? JW....

Anonymous said...

@Annon January 30, 2012 12:14 AM
Do you think other west african countrys are not aware of all the problems going on in Nigeria and how GEJ is being nonchalant about it. This has nothing to do with whether Nigeria has helped other West African nations in the past or not. It has more to do with GEJ joining the race for AU president at the last minute when other W. African countries had already decided they will support benin republic's president instead. I read Ghana lead other west african nations in the opposition against GEJ. LOL

Anonymous said...

In his speech, Jonathan promised to transform Africa the same way he is transforming Nigeria and all African leaders said "NO THANKS"

hahahahahahahahaha! This killed me.

Anonymous said...

E neva arrange him country,he wan pass him boundary go arrange africa..

Anonymous said...

The voice of the people.....
Jonatan - mend ur ways

Anonymous said...

Yayi Boni is Benin's president, not Togo's.

Make-Up by Teju said...

Some People are really upset sha,dey r venting dissappointments in twitter sef,*lipsealed*

Anonymous said...

It is good the African leaders excluded Jonathan from the "stress" of being the AU Chairman. I believed Jonathan has more than enough problem to carter for at home. Boko Haram saga is still there, he doesn't need a lot of divided attentions with his clueless precedents.

Anonymous said...

You can't win all the time so this is no news Linda, dont be silly! (I know you wont post this cos it's not a popular opinion, but i don't care!)

Anonymous said...

Losers and cowards never win! Thank God umbrella nose did not win. Sit your black ass somewhere and learn how to manage your own country. Punk!

Anonymous said...

Can't stop laughing! Lol

Anonymous said...

pls come home and solve your problems. i hear Benin Republic have light 24/7.

Anonymous said...

how will jonathan win, with all the issues we are facing in this country.

blunt said...

Smart guys! Jona has is clueless about the issues in Nigeria,do you expect him to be able to solve the problems in the AU? So all the money wey the 32 aides of wowo Patience waste go there don expire be that?!
Bros Boko,abeg waylay dem on d way back.Amin

Yetinde said...

Dey dnt want 2 start celebrating dier independences in dier veranda nw & dey're also saying NO 2 subsidy.shikena...lolz.

Anonymous said...

Misplaced priorities on GEJ's part......a man who obviously cannot get a grip on his own house Nigeria, wanting to lead a whole continent????.....SMH

Anonymous said...

@Citizen X, gbam!

Ejie Kurtz said...

If dm gang up against GEJ jst lyk wizkid say ₪☺ lele

mama somtee said...

@ Anon 12.14 am ----- just what i was thinking am so ashamed on his behalf , what !!!!!!!!! am certain he does not know the import of this globally but am i surprised a man that cannot confront the devils at home.

fehintola said...

with the issue of boko haram that has been left unsolved, fuel subsidy>>>>>.. now u want to be AU chairman. chair boko haram first before u decide on AU.

Shashaeniyan1 said...

Dis is very obvious. He simply does not possess the required leadership qualities. #Shikena

Shaka said...

Jesus Christ!! this is so embarassing, before the meeting a Nigerian Newspaper was predicting that all the other West African country'd support Nigeria in unison....this people sold out sha,if na true say dem been don endorse Jonah before....anyway thank you Africa for not allowing us to wash our very dirty linen(Jonathan) in the African Public. God bless Nigeria and God bless my President!
Linda Ikeji, I love your blog, especially take on the government. This is ma 1st comment here.

Anonymous said...

Awww! No jega to rig the election? Lucky should face nigeria 1st. Charity begins at home. Mbok!

Adepoju Ridwan a.k.a BONESMAN said...

@anon jan 29 3:01pm.......boni yayi is beninoise nt togolese nd dlamini-zuma is contestin 4 anoda post entirely(Head of AU commision) while yayi's post is ceremonial, her own is administrative........*bonesman*

Anonymous said...

Chei! Naija don suffer. The giant has lost to Goliath. Thank goodness though. E be like sey d other African countries don see say jona na Bonafied Mumu.

Anonymous said...

This is great news,

Thought I heard last week that he will be unilaterally given the position by african leader... Thank God they are not as foolish as Nigerian...

Great news

NDH

julit said...

before nko? wey e be say e never fit quench fire wey dey e house na to go another man house go quench fire. Mad Jonah. U never see anything.

Anonymous said...

Thes is the bigening of hes downfal, GOD is not hapi with him, after he as playd us PDP in 9ija,him think say he go get progress? Dat ll never hapen again.

ibo boy said...

his goodluck na local one. him grandmama jazz no reach that level.

Anonymous said...

Lol

Dlapikin said...

@anonymous who replied 2nd...
Boni Yayi is the president of Benin not Togo... Oh and yes Dlamini Zuma was not contending that position because she is NOT a head of state but to that held by Jean Ping of Gabon which she lost.Get your facts right.

Anonymous said...

Abeg, get ur facts right b4 posting. Yayi is from Benin republic, not Togo. Please. Linda even wrote it. Can't u see?

Anonymous said...

Come on people! A lot of underground politics goes on in the AU. the West African countries had already chosen Benin Republic and not Nigeria. President Goodluck made a mistake by choosing to come out at all! I WON'T SAY HE WAS DEFEATED AT ALL!

Y.Tee said...

Thank God. So Ewele badluck Jona's yansh has been opened for the world to see. Finally. But Mr presido, you no know say ppl from outside naija dey watch your action film for here and e go affect your future. God catch you #wickedness don Backfire..

Anonymous said...

Very,very good. 10/10

wondaMAN said...

Uncle Jona can't rule Nigeria what would he have to offer Africa?

wondaMAN said...

Uncle Jona can rule Nigeria effectively he wants to rule Africa Goodluck for not winning

roses said...

Very good.. For chaity, good governance begins at home . Silly ijaw man

roses said...

Very good.. For chaity, good governance begins at home . Silly ijaw man

Anonymous said...

Just hope he isn't the vice chairman cos with his 'good luck' charm, the chairman will die and then he wld automatically become chairman. Then, the reign of clueluessness begins in the AU!

HRHJ

Anonymous said...

It isn't a matter of naija's "clout" but GEJ's cluelessness. Why will you give more responsibility to someone who has proven how incompetent he is as dep governor, governor ,vice president and now president. Not all africans are as clueless as nigerians that voted this guy in.

diamondacious said...

All the national interest/ foreign policy dat we served to them not forgettn 30,000kilo watts of electicity annually frm our kainji dam and the cotonou _ lagos road that was done dat we alsn funded! Nigeria is a Big fool jst as our president is the Head of the fools!


We have given dese african countries defence, schools, infrastructure for upliftment of dere govt and failed to uplift ours! It serves GEJ right! Sometyms I jst can't help bt tink military rule was d best in nigeria forget d disadvantages.

He wasn't even ashamed to go and contest.. Hisss

Anonymous said...

hehe ,?jonathan is a looser

Hypertech Events said...

How will he win, when the election was not conducted by PDP African INEC.Who dash monkey banana....

Dlapikin said...

Diamondacious maybe you need to educate yourself a bit more before spitting out nonsense. When Nigeria sponsors a cotonou-lagos road, what does that bring to Tchad or Zimbabwe or Morroco? Do you think that africa ends in ecowas? It's good to love your country but do not insult others... Millions of nigerians live in Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo, Cameroon etc.The first beneficiaries of such projects are Nigerians because you find more Nigerian imports on their markets than theirs in Nigeria.You find more of your population in their cities than them in yours. Such roads allow millions of nigerians goods to travel to the benefit of your economy.
It is even besides the point: Beyond the rational amount of criticism any politician may get, Yayi Boni is very popular and well respected amongst his peers.Many feel in francophone countries that GEJ is a Western puppet. To finish, I would really want to know to which african countries has nigeria offered Defense and/or schools? out of the 53 countries of the union, what do they represent?
Where does nigeria stands compared to Lybia# The biggest donor, or South africa, or morrocco when it comes to financing projects in other countries to have entitlements and not them?

ha said...

Lwkmd!!! As in ... Me too!

waxy said...

Gridlock Jonathan....Lol

Anonymous said...

jona the mumu in action common AU president he can't even win mschew!!!

Anonymous said...

lol...i tot we are Giant of Africa or is a conspiracy?

Chikaka said...

Damage control. Same Abati is saying GEJ did not contest. Just read it in Vanguard online. SMH!

Anonymous said...

M feeling ur comment jare

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are freeking gullible and any anti-government news is taken as the truth ... GEJ is the chairman of ecowas and there is no way under heaven he would contest for the sit of AU (ecowas time to chair AU) that he would have lost.

temi said...

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/01/jonathan-didnt-contest-au-chairmanship-presidency/

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, GEJ's decision to run for AU chairmanship was ill-advised and so he was bound to fail

Femillionaire said...

The story has been refuted... http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/01/jonathan-didnt-contest-au-chairmanship-presidency/

Nigeria we hail thee... Nowadays, no one knows what is true and what is fake...

Blossom said...

I am so happy he wasnt elected. When I first hear, I was like a man that cannot man his country wants to man a whole continent.
His head/luck is not mean for Africa.

Anonymous said...

The AU should have voted-in Goodluck Jonathan as their president, and give us the President of Benin Republic, Thomas Boni Yayi, as Nigeria's president!
That would have been a nice trade off to get rid of BADLUCK Jonathan!!!

palominose said...

Where in the world is election held that politics is not involved? In the past nigeria was able to get what she wants whether last minute or not.when Murtala Mohammed(God rest his soul),wanted d african rep.at d UN to be given to nigeria,he got it despite showing his intrest at the last minute.oh how d mighty have fallen! Giant of africa don become ant. So believe it or not ur clueless president was actually DEFEATED.

sleekreek said...

Thats good,,,if Jonathan won,,,that means Boko haram can start inflicting terror in africa as a whole.......someone who cant take care of his country,wants to shoulder responsibility for a continent.....Foolishness!!!

devour said...

@HRH J: thanx for making mi day

davegino said...

this is the result of being a bad governer

Anonymous said...

BIG LIE...he didn't even contest ...the race is between President Zumas former wife (South African internal minister) and the minister of foreign affair in Ethiopia...

Innoxx said...

Oh ma God! Lwkmd4h he he he...lmfao!!

Legendkid@ Uniabuja said...

Shouldn't we be happy that boy goodluck didn't win? He wants to bring African down? No way!

Asuu Strike Update said...

Seriously guys, what was jonathan thinking?

Ceejay said...

Lol, some one above said Nigeria is a fool and our president is the head of the fools. Lol.
You guys should be careful oo. All the world read linda's blog o! But to be frank, thank God Jonathan didn't win. He would have disgrace Nigeria to Africa. List of sites to download free full movies

Godpikin said...

He has lost d plot.Y didnt he contest 4 vice or deputy(if such a post exist) so dat he can use his Gudluck charm 2 bcom d chairman afta dis Boni of a person don die(cos dats wat wil hapen 2 any1 hes supose 2 vice or assist)...YEYE!...*long hiss*

the chikoo said...

Linda dis ur commenter eh chai!!!! I can't stop laughing! Dere are so funny!
Mr lucky Oya come back home u done try eh.
Vaughn samuel u don talk am finish!

Anonymous said...

@Linda, av u heard dat Reuben Abati said, GEJ didnot not contest for AU chairmanship.(@least i heard it on news today) Please balance ur report o. Like u balanced the sahara reporters vs Reuben Abati's own. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I hope, IMF will disgrace GEJ soon too. Since GEJ believes in serving the interest of international bodies more than his own people

hunray said...

with his records now GEJ can not even win a councillorship election in his ward. he is not marketable at all.

Anonymous said...

who cares??? dat position no really carry weight neways....shrrugg

Segisonline said...

News reaching us(me sha on NTA) states that GEJ did not contest and Ghana denies voting against Nigeria as there was no contest sef! Linda! Which is true?

diamondacious said...

Wait! Was goliath not a giant? Abi am I skipping? Lwkmd

Anonymous said...

Dis must be a benin republican lol.... Pls wikipedia enlighten us! Its good doe we r for u! We dnt like d man nyways! Ur country should serve us betta! Lol #jokes. And pls adress the panel of judges dere is no debate here! #wink

Anonymous said...

@ anon 4:49am! you killed me! i fell while laughing! This umbrella nose thing got me! God bless your mouth seriously! love my pple to the bones!