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APC Party Hails Obasanjo For Ignoring Jonathan’s Letter, Calls GEJ’s Response Indecent

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APC Party Hails Obasanjo For Ignoring Jonathan’s Letter, Calls GEJ’s Response Indecent

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December 27, 2013 – APC Party Hails Obasanjo For Ignoring Jonathan’s Letter, Calls GEJ’s Response Indecent

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the presidency has been greatly diminished by its decision to throw decorum to the wind and engage former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a hot exchange of words in what may now be described as ‘lettergate’, the latest in a series of scandals to hit the Jonathan presidency.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said while it is not interested in joining the fray over the issues contained in the letters written by both men, the decision by the President to go personal in his reaction crossed the threshold of decency and brought the presidency – and indeed the country – into disrepute.

It said in other climes, the President would have simply issued a terse response to such a letter denying the allegations that border on national security, if any; as well as saying the former President’s observations have been noted, and that the government would study them and then engage with the former President in private, while assuring that the ship of state is on course.

”Instead, the President’s response read like the stuff of gossip magazines, and the exchange of words felt like what one would have expected in a beer parlour. At the end of the day, the Presidency allowed Obasanjo to take the higher moral ground by simply insisting on the allegations he made in his letter and saying he would not respond to the presidency’s reply

”The President, who accused Obasanjo of doing him a great injustice, has himself done a great injustice to the Presidency, which is an institution in which he is only a tenant. In the end, the President of Africa’s most populous nation, the leader of the foremost black nation on earth and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria simply desecrated his own presidency and allowed those who can only be likened to gravy train passengers, rascals and knaves to seize the initiative from him.

”This is what happens when a President is surrounded by self-serving, boot-licking and dishonest people, at the expense of seasoned technocrats and veteran policymakers, who would have reminded the President that while critics can afford to fire all sorts of darts at him, as the custodian of the presidency at this point in time, he cannot afford to respond in kind because, in doing so, he would be debasing the presidency as an institution,” APC said.

[Premium Times]

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Kofi Joe

    December 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Why won’t they praise Obasanjo when they’re looking for a big favour from him. Jonathan is now the underdog

  2. Eliezer

    December 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    all obj said in d open letter is d facts we must face reality even when they are bitter.Hw many soldiers have lost their lives to d detriment of an unfocused nation of crisis nd uprising?yet d govt is jx filling d country with gabbage.GEj is suppose to take d letter in good fate nd profer solution rather than politicizing it as a point for tarnishing his govt.He wants to protect his office on d cost of innocent human lives..which is better human life or presidency?

    • Awiilo

      December 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      @Eliezer You are A moron for making that comment. For your information Obasanjo is the one politicising with Nigerians lives, obviously not GEJ. Look at the way obj has created confusion in your mind with his satanic letter to President Jonathan. It is only a fool will trust empty vessel called Obasanjo and his gang of looters APC

      • segun

        November 26, 2014 at 7:22 PM

        Obasanjo is not confusing anybody’s mind, but further reiterating what many right thinking Nigerians are worried about. Wole Shoyinka once said that those who will vote for Jonathan are either interlectually blind, blinded by ethnicity or blinded by their fear of the unknown if government changes hand due to their corruption.

      • Silver

        November 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM

        @ Eliezer, You are right Nigerian should keep sentiment aside and face reality!

  3. Chacha

    December 27, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Bad pilitiking! Listen Malam, the people have become wiser! Whatever any adversary/opponent of PDP and GEJ says or does, is pleasing to the ears of your bunch. Talking about boot-licking! Tell those in your cohort to start empowering the downtrodden who are scattered around Rigasa, Rigachukku, Angwa-muazu, Angwaremi, Ajegunle, etc., instead of exposing them to alms and arms. That’s the sure way to become unelectable. You mustn’t be in power to accomplish that, or must you? Mtcheeeeeewwwwwwwww!!

  4. Saphire

    December 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Mr eliezer did u read both letters?..if yes, try and re-read it again…if no, please try and read it…obj accuse jonathan of so many crimes..and demand reply…jonathan as sign of respect reply obj and tried as much as he can to clear hiself and set some facts…as for APC power hunters…they can do or say anything to discredit jonathan….corruption dnt start during jonathan regime…political killing dnt start during jonathan regime…instead it reduced…torrorism dnt start during jonathan regime…obj is the worst and most corrupt leader nigeria hav ever produce…..obj rules nigeria for 11yrs..3yrs as militry president and 8yrs in democratic rule…obasanjo should go and rest and be elder stateman which he is….infact let him go and rest or God will put him to rest….

  5. Blaze_boy

    December 28, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    I don’t care what the letter they ve been writing n exchange both of them are corrupt leaders we don’t need dem seriously naija is still in dark age just bcos of bad leadership whether past or ongoing, pls what has jonathan done for almost 4yrs No electricity n ppl r here blahbbing pls they shud stfu all I hear is blah blah blah

    • k

      January 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM

      you ‘re very on point!

  6. Charles

    December 28, 2013 at 4:43 AM

    Obasanjo should have respected the president in the first place by privately discussing his concerns with the president. As a former president, he should have known better than to engage in open war. As a president, Goodluck Jonathan has a duty to respond to matters concerning the country and security especially when it involves allegations from a former president. That is called intelligence and maturity. This is what happens in developed countries.

  7. musa sule

    December 28, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    at times the opposition parties especially in Nigeria thought and act as if though they learnt nothing from the past. people with short memory maybe swayed but don’t. while a party was receiving those that decamped and laughing despite constitutional provisions then, now we heard a party has gone to the courts challenging what then was ‘right’

  8. white

    December 28, 2013 at 6:02 AM

    I believe that Obj is just trying to discredit Gej and Gej’s reply was well meant. If Gej did not reply Obj’s letter then people would have believed that Obj’s allegations were true. Gej simply defended himself as well as reminded Obj that he also had his shortcomings. We as a people know too well that Gej inherited most of the problems he has been trying to solve from his predecessors and every country has its own share of problems like afghan war started by bush and ended by obama as well as the wall street crisis also inherited but Americans were patient and did not go about criticising. For God’s sake this man has only done one tenure compared to obama that was given a second tenure with so much to be solved. Better still, if Nigerians αя€ impatient with Gej then let’s Ơ̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ another man’s tenure before we can be justified to criticise Gej(remember he has not yet declared his intention and given the weight of criticism on him now, he may opt against going for a second term)

  9. Annabella

    December 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Its is gettin to somfin else.

  10. SBK

    December 31, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    You malam, what did Obj did on his 8 years tenure that he will stand up to accuse GEJ. He should leave the Young man alone so that he will focus on his good work to Naija. I know the problem of OBJ and his decamp group is cos GEJ has refused to pay them monthly dues as the thought. What good did OBJ did during his 8years tenure if not assasinating and chasing any politicial who opposed him with his EFCC gang. For ur information OBJ is the father of corruption in Naija and unless he is out of the earth, Naija will not have peace.

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