Jan 13, 2015 – How Obasanjo Drags Bishop David Oyedepo & Pastor Adeboye Into Meeting With Jonathan At His Home
Chief Olusegun have been described as ‘cunny’ so many times by his foes and even his friends will tell you he can be dramatic. ‘Hide and Seek’ aptly described how former President Obasanjo eventually met with
President Goodluck Jonathan who paid him a visit in Abeokuta yesterday.
A reliable source while recounting how the drama unfolded account said the moment baba Iyabo confirmed President Jonathan had arrived Abeokuta, he (former President Obasanjo) left his palatial Hilltop building in Abeokuta. Apart from being driven ‘out’ in his black SUV and one security Hilux when he should be ‘in’ to welcome president Jonathan, Obasanjo also an, shunned his main entrance and made use of his private gate in case they meet at the gate..hehehe see drama.
While Chief Obasanjo was jetting out, President Jonathan was also taking his time at the presidential lodge in Abeokuta, to ‘rest’ after his political campaign held at the stadium, where he met Ogun State potential voters.
A source close to Obasanjo’s Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta had earlier confided in Vanguard that President Jonathan was not in Obasanjo’s itinerary for the day at all. He also hinted that Obasanjo jetted out around 2: 59 p.m few minutes after the helicopter that flew the President to the state, touched down. Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) who had earlier besieged Obasanjo’s Hilltop mansion as early as 6a.m in anticipation of President Jonathan’s arrival also left the place at exactly 3.10p.m when it became obvious that Jonathan was not coming.
But President Jonathan and Baba Iyabo eventually met. At night! A closed-door meeting was held between the two leaders starting from around 7.00pm. General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and the Founder, Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, were allegedly part of the meeting; part of the conditions Obasanjo gave to hold any talk with President Jonathan.
Obasanjo, recently came down hard on Jonathan accusing his administration of squandering $55 billion crude oil savings and reserves. Jonathan had in turn promised to expose what former leaders and heads of state failed to do while in office that stunted the country’s socio-economic growth. He later added that some leaders were behaving like motor park touts, a comment that was perceived to be aimed at Obasanjo.
The last night meeting however ended at 9.53pm without official statement from both parties.
Jonathan woos Ogun voters At the Abeokuta rally, he promised to create additional eight million jobs for Nigerian youths in the next four years, if re-elected. While referring to Gen. Mohammadu’s Buhari’s assertion that if elected, he would ensure that all guilty corrupt persons are jailed, Jonathan said:
“It is my prayer that a time will come in Nigeria that there will be no single prison in the country.” You have a choice to vote for those who will build more prisons for you or my administration which will build more schools for you.”
[Reported By Vanguardngr]