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Obasanjo Says Jonathan Afraid Buhari Might Jail Him Over Corruption, Election ‘ll Be Inconclusive

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Feb 15, 2015 – Obasanjo: Jonathan Afraid Buhari Might Jail Him Over Corruption, Election Will Be Inconclusive 

Obasanjo Says Jonathan Shifted D Election To Win, Says Inconclusive Election May Cause Cote d’Ivoire’s Gbagbo Violence In Nigeria

Yesterday ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo spoke to journalists at his Hill top mansion in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo who just returned from London said President Jonathan forced INEC to cancel the Feb 14 election for the odds to land in his favour.

In his own words:

“I believe the President’s fear is particularly motivated by whom he sees as his likely successor, that is, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. I believe people would have been telling him that Buhari is a hard man; he will fight corruption and he (Jonathan) may end up in jail if not in the grave. I think people would have told him that sort of thing and he is not the only one afraid of Buhari.”

“If Buhari has not learnt his lessons, he would be probably the most unlearning human being. Now if he has learnt his lessons, he will know that you do not fight corruption by putting people in jail for 200 years. This was done by my predecessor in office, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. He recovered over $750m from Abacha’s estate without putting anybody in jail and without harming or hurting anybody.

“When I took over, we recovered over $1.25bn from the same Abacha without hurting anybody and without harming anybody. What is rather unfortunate is the fact that our lawyer who is still alive, who was chasing this money all over the world, said to us that there was still well over $1bn to be recovered from the Abacha estate.”

“President Jonathan has a grand plan to ensure that he wins the election by hook or crook and if he loses, he scuttles it and brings chaos and confusion in the whole country.

“It looks to me that the President is trying to play (Laurent) Gbagbo. Gbagbo was the former President of Cote d’Ivoire and Gbagbo made sure he postponed the election in his country until he was sure he would win and then allowed the election to take place. He got an inconclusive election in the first ballot and I believe this is the sort of thing Nigeria may fall into if I am right in what I observed as the grand plan.

“Then in the run-off, Gbagbo lost with 8 per cent behind (Alassane) Quattara and then refused to hand over. All reasonable persuasion and pleading was rebuffed by him and he unleashed horror in that country until nemesis caught up with him. I believe that we may be seeing the repeat of Gbabgo or what I called Gbagbo saga here in Nigeria, I hope not.”

“I was away because I had a number of assignments abroad which took me to Morocco, Munich, Nairobi, London and New Delhi. Exactly a week today, when we were in Munich for what they called the Munich security conferences annual event, everyone in the security community was there.

“I refused to make any categorical statement on this issue because I wanted to come back home and learn what actually transpired and what was going on, and it turned out to be a forced decision on the INEC, because it was alleged that the security chiefs were unable to provide security and as a result, the Chairman of INEC had to postpone the elections, in accordance with the dictates of the so-called security chiefs.

“For me, that was a bad precedent for democracy in Nigeria. It meant it doesn’t matter what preparation or lack of preparation any electoral body could make in Nigeria, the final decision on whether election will take place on the day scheduled for it lies in the domains of the security, it is a sad day for democracy in Nigeria.”

“I want to believe that this was forced on them (security chiefs). I want to believe that whether it was forced on them or it was their initiative, it was bad, very bad. I hope we will never have a repeat performance of this in this country again.

“It was even made worse when the President in the media chat on the 11th of this month claimed not to have knowledge or not to have authorised it. I get worried, very worried that if the President of Nigeria is not in charge of security, maintenance of law and order and such a decision can be taken behind him, assuming that it is true, then the President must be reigning and not ruling.”

“I have offered some warnings but let me also offer some appeals and the appeals for me will be for President Goodluck Jonathan. I appeal to him not to do anything to destroy the fledgling democracy that we are enjoying, democracy is not a destination. It is a process and the more we strengthened the process of democracy, the institutions and the factors, the better it is for us.”



  1. TOPE

    February 15, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    Jonathan and his supporters cant escape jail even if they rig the election, they are ll destined for hell this year


    February 15, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    This foolish old man go and ****, the *****is open for those who oppose jonathan.

    • momoh

      February 16, 2015 at 9:41 AM

      Obasajo was better of, jonathan is worst, they re both failure.

  3. foxy

    February 15, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Anybody dat is out to say any rubbish shld go on, we’ve don’t care, when all of u were dere what have u done? Or is it nw dat u guys so money dere is when u need to repair de country? Sorry we are nt fools anymore it was den,since he has realised his mistake of in security in de country, den let him go bk nd amend his mistake nd u shld let him be obj dat u are talking were u nt de one giving him advice before or maybe since u people start having problems u now switch to buhari all of u are all Desame, u people shld allow us de Nigeria to hear word frm u.

    • ABC

      February 15, 2015 at 10:23 PM

      Just look at what bad leaders have turned Nigerian education to! These days, reading Nigerian texts make me feel like throwing up, shame!

      Concerning this race, when did Obasanjo become a saint? Who is he fooling? So far, Buhari has a better record compared to all the past presidents. Jonathan could be a good man but, he lacks leadership skills so, he should go back to classroom. ALL who contributed to the present situation in Nigeria will surely face the wrath of God. They better watch their backs!

  4. Harry

    February 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    when will this old fools will allow this country to rest and have peace, OBJ Jonathan will never be your toy that is the cause of all this alarm
    OBJ even you daughter is not proud of you as a father talk about Nigeria, leave jona alone you and your Boko brothers

  5. ubong

    February 15, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Tope is u obj, n bokohari dat will b destined to hell, buhari in is tenure like s old fool frnd obj only fight corruption wit enemies n pple dat oppose dia leadership s dat hw d fite corruptn in yur village, all dis attack at jonathan will only make nigerians love him d more cos d knw dis 2 old fools r fightn to come bk to power by all means to intimidate n squander nigeria funds without anybody questioning dem, jonathan, like it or nt will win, s nt abt endorsement, it s abt 28 march wen result will b annouce n buhari will cry n unleash mayhem in north against christian, nigeria r (some) most foolish pple to even allow dis dictators n corrupt old fools talk against a man, dat hv stop dia oil blocks, fight corruption in agric. Sector, remove abt 146 thousand ghosts workers n stop lootin in civil service, dat s why d r cryin wolfs, all of dem bokohari, ibb n obj can only hv 3votes n nothng more……….good former generals in gowon, shagari, shonekon, abdusalami, knws dis man GEJ means well 4 nigeria, n all dis dia deadly colleagues r d once to b put in jail, n ICC trials 4 killings against humanity ……

  6. obi

    February 15, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    OBJ is tired of being free,is like he wants to go back to prison, and he knows very well that every man holds the key to his jail cell.

  7. fidel

    February 15, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    This country is turning something else, is it not just good that Jonathan take a rest? I mean he’s showed the best of him why not leave the seat for another..I just believe we need a change in government based on political party. PDP should just let Nigeria be


    February 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Jonathan’s mediocre performances are just too glaring to the ordinary observer. This is a man who is not even in control of his home as a husband and a whole country as politically complex as Nigeria is handed him to rule; a disaster of gargantuant proportion as is happening today was expected. The sad story however is that Nigeria should be preparing for an unprecidented anarchic political upheaval because, Jonathan is determined to rule at all cost and is never going to go without a fight, fair or foul. The signs are already on the wall therefore, Nigerians should pray the American predictions of Nigeria disintegrations by 2015 does not come to pass. Nigeria is just too complex a country for the calibre of Ebele Jonathan whose intelligence is so questionable whenever he speaks. He most often gets mixup with ideas, answering a questions while repeating himself when other unrelated questions are asked and, even espouses ideas incoherently that bring to question whether his Doctorate degree is from a credible source. Its amazing how a Ph,D. holder could be so intelligently bankrupt he did not even realise he had indicted himself as an ordinary stooge at the Presidency and not a leader when he admitted in an interview that he was never consulted when the elections were being postponed. Nigerians can now understant why Nigeria continue to struggle against the ramshackle Boko Haram insurgency under his watch. Nigeria obviously has never had a President in the last six years. Jonathan had simply been planted as an effigy of a President while the country was for the larger part of his tenure on auto pilotting and or left the destiny of Nigerians in the hands of political partronisers who dictates the directions and the affairs of Nigeria to him. A people deserve the kind of leader they get they say but, Nigerians are known worldwide as very intelligent people and sometimes are feared for being too smart and loud; how can one justify this dull and indecisive leader called Jonathan whose era has seen the Nigerian army turned into object mockery and bedevilled with gargantuan corruption allegations that, even junior officers refuse to defend the integrity of the Nigerian nation. Nigerian are brave people and do not deserve a leader of Ebele Jonathan’s calibre as President. Nigerian army under ECOMOG virtually single handedly and gallantly fought to liberate Liberia and Foday Sanko’s Sierra Leone before the British army took it over; if the same army is incapable of confronting a ramshackle home grown terrorists called Boko Haram then, the President Ebele Jonathan must be held responsible for the low morale in the army of which he is the Chief Commander. Jonathan is a weak leader and must never be entertained for any reelections if Nigeria wants to remain intact under a unified country. LONG LIVE NIGERIA

    • Concern Citizen

      February 15, 2015 at 8:02 PM

      good talk

    • Jilo

      February 16, 2015 at 2:54 AM

      @ Manuel What you’ve just said about this man is truth nothing but the truth. This man called Jonathan is not a very smart individual. He is a push me I go type of President and we don’t need that kind of President especially in this 21st century. How can a President of a whole Country said that he was not aware when National Election was postponed under his watch. He said he was not consulted prior to that decision. This is to really show us that we have been having a stooge as a president. Some certain people are running this Country while Jonathan is just there as a Zombie. I’m still bitter about how some pro-Jonathan still prefer him to remain in that seat because they don’t want an Hausa man despite all his incompetency. Even if Obasanjo supported him to be there, does that means he should not deliver?.

  9. Saphire

    February 15, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    See pot calling kettle black…obansanjo was indirectly telling buhari to fight corruption but nt jailing pple..because he (obasanjo) knew he is nt innocent..i would av vote for buhari but i dnt trust him either…so Godson okoye still hav my vote…

  10. Metu Nyetu

    February 15, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Our political Maradona has spoken. Obasanjo bụ nnọọ ezigbote mbe; he wants 2 warm Buhari’s heart so as not 2b prosecuted himself in d event dat Buhari wins@last. I hop dat Buhari undastnds exactly wat dis man is doing.


    February 15, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    A politician can kill even their mother, in other to acheive their goals and win election. I beg Baba obasanjo with due respect to remember that GEJ na his Handwork JEJE. don’t blame GEJ in anything na fear we catch you, don’t fabricate another problem.You are not safe, if there will be justice with GMB. we are tied of you with your so call GMB.Nigeria is not made for only the Northerners and southerners why not ATIKU ABUBAKAR TURAKI FRESH TO THE TEST OF GOOD CITIZENS OF NAIJA. It was because of political selfishness that has blinden your eyes and pick GMB the first person to demorelized democracy in NIGERIA. 2011 HE said if he do not win, GEJ will NOT enjoy his tenure. And right from DAY one of GEJ We started to experience bomblast in the North to DATE. what does this speak to your mind ? God will SURELY speak for THE poor massES that has lost their family members,wealth and displaced. DEMI god of politician. I can not support you any More, because you are not more a helping matter to the good citizens of NIGERIA. let me take a pause, i have more to say.

  12. bezo

    February 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    If buhari likes let him jail my dad I’m voting for change because change we need. Buhari till 2023

  13. Mojunwonlo

    February 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM


  14. starjay

    February 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    obasanjo has a lot of explaining to do concerning his own tenure…and he knows it. that’s why he’s trying so hard to align himself with Buhari this period. they cant escape Gods judgement, all these politicians jumping around for their own selfish interests!

  15. shalele

    February 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    who go dash MONKEY Banana

  16. Omalanze

    February 15, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Wat goes around,will comes around..make i dey spy dem till march 28th reach

  17. concerned nigerian

    February 15, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Obasanjo should be ashamed of himself, talking about Jonathan being corrupt. He was the most corrupt President in Nigerian history and for eight years he ran the country and all he did was loot Nigerian money. Only that Jonathan is lenient,minus that Obasanjo should have been in jail which is where he rightfully belongs.

  18. Anonymous

    February 15, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Someone needs to tell this man to shush. He keeps making inflammatory statements. Has he forgotten so soon how everyone kicked against his Yar Adua/ Jonathan ticket? He manipulated the system because he thought he would have Jonathan under his control when he couldn’t get the third term. Today, because things did not go the way he wanted, he has made Nigeria and Nigerians his property. He keeps running his mouth as if he has power. He should know that if there is a coup d’état today, his head will be one those that will roll. I have always known him as a coward. If he thinks he is working in favor of the North, he will get what he deserves. Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha initiated the current theft and corruption we are dealing with. S**up, man.

  19. rebecca

    February 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    See Obasanjo Talking about corruption and jail terms, hmmm am really surprised at him. Some people should look into a mirror before they open their mouth to talk. visit

  20. OmoKehinde

    February 15, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    On this comment, Baba Iya who was the brain behind president Jonathan sudden rise in Nigerian politics was 100% right. And for those who are paid by criminal minded Jonathan to write baseless comments and false propaganda, the wrath of God Almighty will surely fall on you.The unity, peace, and progress of our beloved nation Nigeria outweigh anyone personal interest or ambition. The policies of divide and rule been played by this do-nothing president and his political operatives has already backfired. They paid some God forsaken Nigerian pastors, bloggers, hungry beggars that called themselves celebrities, and some criminal and unpatriotic politicians across the country billions of taxpayer’s money to broadcast false propaganda, to divide Nigeria along religious line, and to create political unrest to favor a failure of six years. Only an insane man will expect a different results by doing the same things over and over again, how can any reasonable human being campaign for a failed president who was in power for six years but has failed all Nigerians miserably. President Badluck Ebele Jonathan failure know no boundaries, he has failed suffering Nigerian masses miserably regardless of their tribes, language, culture and religious. This desperate, unpatriotic, and corrupt zoologist turned politician who do anything evil to cling to power against the will of the people. There were better qualified, knowledgeable, and more competent Igbo and Yoruba candidates in the south that Obasanjo would had imposed on then candidate Umaru Yaradua, but he choice to give an Ijaw minority a chance to be vice president and he also worked very hard for this ungrateful Jonathan to eventually become Nigerian president after the sudden death of president Yaradua six years ago. And for those of you that will write or say anything for money, disregard a wise warning or counsel of a more experience and a former president like Obasanjo, in a matter of days not months, you and you bloody tasty president will witness God’s divine judgement. On his watch as our unable president, more than 150,000 innocent children, mothers and fathers have been murdered by Boko Haram terrorists, corruption is openly celebrated by Jonathan’s administration, money laundering operations like never before seen in Nigeria history, insecurity is the order of the day, over 65 young and fresh graduates were killed in the stadium in a job scam, electricity supply is at the worst pace ever; prices of food products have sky rocketed in our various markets, and this heartless president jacked up the prices of petrol and kerosene by 75 % just less than three weeks he was reelected in 2011. Only a fool will thinks that this criminal and looters will be reelected in a free and fair election. Mark my word Nigerian people, president Badluck Ebele Jonathan will be overthrow in a bloody military coup if he refuses to hand over power to the winner of the March 28th, 2015 presidential election. General Mohammad Buari and his running mate will easily win the election in a landslide victory. How? The General will win overwhelming all the 19 northern states; he will surely win all the Southwest states including Edo state, Delta state and Rivers state. He will win Imo state and Anambra state because of the popularity and many achievements of Governor Okorocha. Is either he leaves Aso Rock Villa peacefully or be killed like Samuel Doe of Liberia who dead a shameful death on the street of Monrovia. President Badluck is a political disaster to Nigerian young democracy and is a disappointment to himself and Nigerian people.

  21. khalifa

    February 15, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Obasanjo you are so *****, you are no 1 (thief) if u don’t know, in fact all of u shuld b *****.and let new generation take over this country, To hell with all of you, ****

  22. Honey

    February 15, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Well said Manuel

  23. Oghenekaro hughs

    February 16, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Why is it that all terrorism is committed in d name of Islam? Why is it that Islam is the umbrella of all terrorists,? Why is it that all terrorists chant allah huak ba while killing the innocent!? Why is Islam the only religion synonymous wit terrorism!? Why is Islam the only religion synonymous with suicide bombs? Why is Islam d only religion connected with slaughtering humanbeings like rams? Well i can continue, but these goes to show that all who are Muslims are forced to be there, or they are all foolish, timid, sensless, anti Christ or wicked. Becos even a mad man knows the truth. Repent all u wicked people for hell is real.

  24. Peaceman

    February 16, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Obasanjo is a bastard, someone should tell him that I said this

  25. James . O

    February 16, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    OBJ, your plan has fail. In your tenur you discovered bird flu in Nigeria that make you slauther poultry bird in Nig. But no case of such at your OTA FARM. Is it that your farm bird has no bird flu? Those that destroy other and keep their’s. God will judge.

  26. watcher

    February 17, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    @peaceman I think u r d biggest ****** I hv eva see in my life

  27. watcher

    February 17, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    I weep 4 my con3 naija, y can’t we for once reason n contribute somthing meaningful n find solution to out present predicament dat we found ourself on it? I think we should 4get abt d massanger n look @ d massage in respective who d person is dat wil help a lot.

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