Why Obasanjo & IBB Were Absent At Jonathan 2nd Term Declaration In Abuja
Nov 12, 2014 – Why Obasanjo OBJ, IBB Ibrahim Babangida Were Absent At Jonathan 2nd Term Declaration In Abuja
To confirm what he told journalists few weeks ago in Lagos, Obasanjo has showed his disapproval of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2nd term ambition by shunning the event.
Former Presidents Ibrahim Babangida and Obasanjo are 2 top PDP members who shunned what sources called Jonathan’s self-centered ambition to put Nigeria under 4 more years of pressure.
In a recent interview, Obasanjo said Jonathan agreed with PDP not to run for reelection in 2011 and that he vowed to only be in office for one term.
Meanwhile, there were mixed reactions to the President’s self assessment at his declaration for the 2015 election.
Jonathan, who admitted that the Boko Haram issue had been a big challenge to his administration, listed his achievements in various sectors.
A former chairman of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Monday Ubani, said Nigerians could not be carried away by the list of achievements reeled out by the President.
Ubani said, “Nigerians are already used to this road; the road of leaders coming out to tell Nigerians about their achievements that are not seen. Leaders at state and local government levels during the period of elections come out to say a lot of things.
“We are used to it but we are not carried away by their claims.”
Jonathan was urged to mourn the 48 students killed by Boko Haram in Yobe on Monday before making his declaration but he ignored all the requests instead he went ahead to conduct the rally at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Tuesday.
The same thing happened when Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 school girls in Borno state few months ago.
Oga on top didn’t mourn them, instead he went about with his political campaign in Kano where he was spotted jubilating on stage.
The picture below says it all.
God save Nigeria.