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Obasanjo To President Jonathan: I’ll Never Stop Criticising You

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Obasanjo To President Jonathan: I’ll Never Stop Criticising You

Dec 18, 2012 – Obasanjo To President Jonathan: I’ll Never Stop Criticising You

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, broke his silence on the feud between him and his estranged political son, President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he would not stop commenting on national issues.

He, however, said that despite the public perception on the disagreement between the duo, Jonathan remained his president.

Obasanjo stated this when he hosted the National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, in his Hilltop country home, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

According to him, “the country, the party and government would remain my primary concern, because, if there is no Nigeria, there will not be a party, and if there is no party, there will be nothing to govern on the platform of the party”.

The former president added: “If there is anything that requires my own comment, position or views. I will say it. It is only when you kill me that I will stop doing so. It is my passion, patriotism and love that will continue to make me say my own. If it is the party that I see that something is inimical to the growth, I will talk.”

The feud between Obasanjo and Jonathan blew into the open when Obasanjo said the Federal Government was not doing enough in tackling Boko Haram, saying the government was not decisive on the insurgency. The former president cited what his government did to quell the militancy in the Niger Delta, precisely Odi town in Bayelsa, when some militants killed five soldiers.

Jonathan,a week or so later, replied him during a presidential chat on television, that his government would not take such a decisive action against the Boko Haram because the Odi invasion did not achieve the desired result. According to the president, he was the Bayelsa deputy governor at that time and that, shortly after the place was leveled, all he could see were bodies, women and children.

While describing the PDP national chairman as a respected leader, Obasanjo said, yesterday, that Tukur was a delight to have always.

He said, “It is always a delight to have our ogas (boss) to visit us to see what we are doing or what we are not doing.

“To know our anxiety, aspirations and concerns. And also to disabuse the minds of rumour mongers. The president is my president.

“Without Nigeria, there will be no party. Even when I was in prison, I was not quiet. Those who want me and the chair to quarrel; this visit will keep them quiet. But my mouth will not be quiet.”

Obasanjo, who also used the occasion of the visit by Tukur, to dispel his death rumour, wondered why people would continue to spread such rumour, remarking, “I am still alive anyway.”

In his remarks, Tukur, the PDP National Chairman, explained that he was in Abeokuta to thank the former PDP Board of Trustees Chairman for his consistent role not only for the party.but also the country and the international community. “Your support has never been relenting and I have come to say thank you, sir.”

Tukur however affirmed the leadership of the Dipo Odujirin-led executive in the state, declaring that the party only recognized the elected executives. [source]

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Abdulkareem Abdullahi

    December 18, 2012 at 5:37 AM

    Wat an infra dignitatem! Baldadash!

  2. vickyblack

    December 18, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    U will criticize him naa….besides das all u are good for now……leave d man to do it his way…most times u dnt fight violence with violence…d masses might suffer more…

    • Temidayo ogunsolu

      December 18, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      Obj made a point there he said wen he was in prison he was not quiet n dats true.he tried al is best 2 mke nigeria n nigerians are in peace.baba,my advice 4 u @ 2day if country is in orderly planned,organised,cordinate n staffing his u we wil cal.baba u know how 2 control dis things.you’ve put ur best 2 suffered in prison 4 nigeria n nigerians.u had experienced alots those guys u put there they wil terminate al wat u’ve planned.i know dat yoruba pple had offended u.pls,4gve n 4get.u b baba o

  3. bruno

    December 18, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Firstly, nobody spread any rumours about oObasanjo’s death. Obasanjo makes these statements himself to see whether he is still politically relevant. Am sure Nigeria will not miss him.
    Secondly, Obasanjo has a history of verbal diarrhoea which is a product of rustic barrack humour.
    Thirdly, there is nothing patriotic about Obasanjo’s criticisms. He criticizes out of vindictiveness, envy, spite and destruction of that which he cannot control or have.
    Fourthly, Obasanjo is a self centered man who has a false sense of national relevance.
    Fifthly, he has nothing good to offer Nigeria, Ecowas, Africa or the world apart from his high nuisance value.
    Sixthly, this is a man not even loved by his immediate community.
    Seventhly, he should be advised to stop commenting on issues he has no answers to or is he finally going senile as he once said about a well read Nigerian economist of world acknowledgment?
    This is a man that cannot keep his house in order, how can he rule over a nation? There is crisis in his family, farm, University, religious life, love life, etc. Apart from sycophants who get temporary favours from him, he has nothing to offer. Look act all the legacies he is leaving behind-all of evil report.
    Someone should tell Obasanjo to leave Jonathan alone. All the people that criticized Obasanjo when he was President, how many of them are alive today to see the outcome of such criticisms? He is saying unless he is ‘killed’ he will keep on criticizing Jonathan. Is that what he did to his own critics? Haba! The blood of the innocent is still crying out against you. You must surely confess publicly before your end in Jesus name, Amen.
    OBASANJO LEAVE JONATHAN ALONE!

    • Adekam

      December 19, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      @Broun u’r a big fool, u’r saying rubish n u beleive dt u hv md gud coment ? Tnks God 4 Nigerian n Nigerians also 2 Obj u personaly may nt knw his purpose bt i want 2 tel u sumtn 2 day may God gv him more lng lif wen gt old an old n dia den u ‘l knw his purpose expecialy 2 Nigerians.

  4. MHEN

    December 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    IS COS OF HIS AGE?

  5. Airhouse Ogebe Ogenyi

    December 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Obasanjo is man of action and his caliber is recomended for a country like Nigeria which is full of tororist threat.

  6. Odiong

    December 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Must you criticize? Can’t you advice?

  7. Prince iyke

    December 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Obj please leave our president to do tins his own way

  8. Amityboy

    December 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    No man is more confusing than a person who gives good advise but sets bad examples

  9. BOLARIN

    December 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Baba. to me you have surffered to make what Nigeria is today. The issue is, only God can make a bended tree straightened. As a matter of fact, it is only a foolish man melse and ask for what is smelling. Nigerian leaders are not God fearing.
    Lets pray for better Nigeria.

  10. henry

    December 19, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Many of you commenting on this page are nonentity ,you don’t think you are becloud by parochial selfish and tribalism m.if obj does not criticize jonanthan. Who else can?is it the one’s that will see the truth and look elsewhere,because of what they will eat,thank God even Jonathan known the worth of obj and had warned his aides who still need their job not to cto say anything against baba obj.hear me friends you either accept or you don’t,the man obj is beyond,someone like you can talk to any how.if you have been following his international engagement you will know the man is not those you can talk to any how rather you should be praying to be relevant like him even in old age.my is an advice to you all take it or leave it.always use this medium to add sense to issues and not to carry. Curse .

  11. Wavin' Flag

    December 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    what a pity, (Bruno) stated 7 criticism about obasanjo. Who else does he thinks he is..Saying nonsense and all sort of irrelevances here. Your name should be called (Bruno Idiot). Obasanjo has been the best president Nigeria ever had. Take it or leave it.

  12. Tony

    December 19, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Obj is bias and rich f*** who only seek for his selfish interest.For Nigeria to move forward Jonathan can’t agree wt u.Id*** Obj ur own time don pass.

  13. NATHAN

    December 12, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    NIGERIA NEED DIVISION, NO MORE NIGERIA ANYMORE. EACH COUNTRY GO BUILD YOURSELF LIKE, ISLAMIC REPUB. OF THE NORTH, MIDDLE BELT, SOUTHERN NIGERIA AND EASTERN NIGERIA AKA BIAFRA. NIGERIA IS NOT GROWING NO MOVING FORWARD ANYMORE, TOO MUCH TRIBAL WARS, THE ISLAMIC OF THE NORTH ARE SITTING AROUND WATCHING THE SOUTHERN NIGERIA AND BIAFRA FIGHTING OUT OUT, WE DO NOT GET ALONG WHY CANT WE NOT DIVIDE. ALL THIS BIG MOUTH CRTICISING NOW WHY AND WHAT CHANGE DID YOU MADE WHILE IN OFFICE, OUR RAODS NO IMPROVEMENTS FOR YEARS, OUR NATIONAL AIRPORT ANOTHER SAD SIGHT, OBJ., AND ALL FORMER LADIES NONE OF THEM WILL EVER SEE HEAL TALKING ABOUT HEAVEN, YOU WILL ROAM AROUND ON THE EARTH AND BE ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS AND GOD WILL IGNORE YOU ALL. NIGERIANS ARE SUFFERING AND WASTING ABROAD BECOS OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS BOTH PRESENT AND PAST. NIGERIANS WE NEED A TOTAL REVOLUTION THAT WILL LEAD TO BREAK UP.

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