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Obasanjo Throws Another Punches, Blames Jonathan For Nigeria’s Economic, Security Woes


From Ganiyu Narsirudeen

Hope of harmonious relationship between President Goodluck Jonathan and former president Olusegun Obasanjo has further dimmed, just as Obasanjo heaped another round of verbal attacks against the president.


President Jonathan and Chief Obasanjo

Obasanjo who had in the last 12 months differed with President Jonathan on so many national issues and recently hosted the opposition APC National stalwarts, on Wednesday in Abuja berated President Jonathan and blamed the ongoing economic, security and political woes on him.

While speaking as the Chairman at a book launch in honour of the former Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi (rtd), Obasanjo cautioned President Jonathan against provocative actions and statements that can create tension and encourage verbal confrontation among political parties.

He asserted that the peak of indictment against the Jonathan-led administration was intolerance and attempt to gag and inhibit the opposition parties and their members, maintaining that this has destroyed the country’s democratic process and capable of killing the oppositions.

The Former President who went spiritual noted that a leader must epitomize virtues, and shun evil.

He also stressed that President Jonathan was found wanting, with respect to insurgency adding that it took him and his government so long before they could comprehend the security lapses.

Obasanjo also did not spare President Jonathan on corruption saying the corruption in every facet of Nigerian life was a reflection of a bad and corrupt leadership.

It would be recalled the open attacks by former President Obasanjo against Jonathan started last year, when he wrote a letter to the president, raising some allegations and critical national issues, among of which was training of snipers by the present administration.

Ever since, efforts to reconcile the two leaders by the ruling party stakeholders seem to have hit brick walls.


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