PDP Crisis: Why Jonathan May Stop Current Peace Efforts • The Obasanjo Connection

obasanjo-and-jonathan-360x225The current political crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly irked President Goodluck Jonathan so much that he has decided to let events play out without bothering any further to find an amicable resolution to the impasse.

This was the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting between President Jonathan and the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; deputy national chairman, Uche Secondus; Secretary to Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius; special adviser on political matters to the president, Ahmed Gulak and some PDP governors loyal to him.

A source close to the presidency, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that President Jonathan, who was presented with security reports on the crisis, lost his cool during the meeting and reportedly said, “We will not lose sleep. Those who ignited the fire should go and quench it.”

The source said “It is obvious that the Presidency is already closing in on those pulling the strings to divide the PDP ahead of the 2015 poll.

“I think the Presidency may damn the consequences. The next few weeks might be for dirty politics. There is a likelihood of tit-for-tat politics,” the source added.

On the peace moves initiated by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, the source said it was uncovered that he (Obasanjo) was the brain behind the entire saga but pretended to be finding a solution to it.

According to the source, “It is good that the current happenings are unfolding at this time; we now know those who are doing what, those who have been hiding their faces while creating problems – including security crises for the government. The government is studying the situation and will respond at the appropriate time.”

He further disclosed that President Jonathan will shun the demand by the governors not to contest in 2015 and place his fate instead, in the hands of the Nigerian electorate, who he believes will take his side based on his achievements in office when the time comes.

“The President will contest 2015 election and his achievements will speak for him.

“Those who are calling for revolution should better start preparing for it because President Jonathan will contest the election; Nigerians will decide his fate and not Obasanjo and the six or seven governors. Those calling for war should start preparing now,” he said.


  1. @nasir what do you people want the president to do. If he keeps quiet, you says he is a coward, if he pleads, you say he is weak. Now that he want to face the situations as it approaches him and return any stone that is thrown on him, you says he is violent. Which way 9ja

  2. God no’s what is happen and Nigeria no’s what is happening too, Nigerians will decide who ll be there president come 2015,not what the seven governors are doing…God blez Nigeria….

  3. His Excellency sir, Now you are talking. Leave those wolves in sheep clothings. We Nigerians are solidly behind you. Don’t allow the detractors to derail your Transformational agenda. You can do without them. Just be strong and focused.

  4. Please leave Obasonjo out of this… Anytime something happens, it always Obasonjo…The Man said his not interested anymore, you went to him, stated pleading.. Now he want to solve the situation, you talking again..

  5. GEJ it’s time u took a stand. Thanks fot this. My people usually say ‘ubochi amuru dike ka amuru ibeya’ meaning the day a strong man was born in one city was the same day a fellow strong man was born in another city. Pls do something urgently about the youth ie employment. Resolve the ASUU umpasse. Keep improving on the Power sector. Your detractors will be put to shame in 2015

  6. @Cletus PH, are u a Nigerian?? What stupid taransformation agenda are u talking about. This present government has been a total failure, d Jonatan administration is an embarassment to the south-south people. Nigeria has never had it soo bad, do you know d number or unemployed graduates roaming d streets? D massive looting under dis govt? D international embarassment himself, wife nd other family members have caused this country?? Have u taken a look recently @ the security situation in the country?? Do you know that our educational system is in total shambles?? Do you know that Nigerians are now running to Qatar for greener pasture?? QATAR??? And u’r talking about transformation agenda?? President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the worst thing to ever happen to this country and i say this without fear or favour.

  7. let them keep decieving themselves no ambition anytn goes just bcos of sentiment there children will soon tell them how stupid the are they better start reasoning.


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