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Goodluck Jonathan 10 important things President said during his Al-Jazeera interview [VIDEO]

During the interview, which aired on Monday, 2, Jonathan addressed the issue of Boko Haram and the upcoming elections among other things.

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Al Jazeera

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President Goodluck Jonathan was on Sunday, March, 1, interviewed by Yvonne Ndege of Al-Jazeera.

During the interview, which aired on Monday, 2, Jonathan addressed the issue of Boko Haram and the upcoming elections among other things.

Here are 10 important things the President said during the interview:

  1. I won’t lose the elections.

  2. Boko Haram didn’t start with me.

  3. We have gotten 65-70% of the weapons needed to fight Boko Haram.

  4. I didn’t step up military operations against Boko Haram because of elections.

  5. I don’t think the elections will be postponed again. I believe the elections will be conducted as scheduled by INEC. I don't see why we should postpone again because I am quite impressed with the successes going on in the north.

  6. For me to change INEC Chairman, Nigerians and non-Nigerians will ask questions. So, you cannot wake up and change INEC Chairman. I have never discussed with any person on earth about changing INEC Chairman.

  7. They [The Army] did not tell Nigerians that they must route Boko Haram 100% before the elections could be conducted but they want to degrade Boko Haram to the extent that they would no longer have the kind of strength that they would come out and disrupt the elections.

  8. In terms of taking over our territories, yes we will take over all our territories and very soon there will be no part of Nigeria where they will erect a flag and say this is a Boko Haram territory.

  9. When we take over all the territories they [Boko Haram] are holding, they are becoming weaker, now we will improve our monitoring using superior technologies to monitor their activities, then we will begin to pick them and then of course frustrate their activities.

  10. We cannot live with terror. No we can't. We'll stop it

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