Apologise To PDP, President Jonathan – Minister Tells Obasanjo

OBJDr Stephen Oru, the Minister, Niger Delta Affairs, on Tuedsay advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to apologise to President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP over alleged unguarded statements credited to him.

Oru made the call in Abuja at a news conference organised by the ministry.

He said that the former President was the most privileged Nigerian who had the opportunity of ruling the country twice both as military Head of State and as a democratically-elected president.

Oru expressed dismay over alleged comments credited to Obasanjo, who had served as President for two tenures on the platform of the PDP.

He said that the alleged statements were not in the interest of the unity of the country, considering his position as an elder statesman.

According to him, as an elder statesman, Obasanjo’s opinion is highly respected nationally and internationally.

Oru advised Obasanjo to emulate other respected former presidents who have humbled themselves and utilised available channels to advice government on ways to move the nation forward.

According to him, Obasanjo has not treated the PDP, the person and office of the President and Nigerians fairly.

“He still has the time to make amends and retrace his footsteps and tender an apology to the party and the nation”.

The minister observed that Jonathan had an usual gift of patience, tolerance and humility.

Obasanjo was quoted on Monday as saying that Jonathan was behind the rescheduling of the general elections because of his desperation to win the election.

He had declared publicly his resignation from the party at a meeting of his supporters in Abeokuta, where he also ordered that his PDP membership card be torn, following which his party expelled him. (NAN)

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  • Under the umbrella he benefited, he ran two tenures under that same Party, in fact it might be dementia or some mind twisting prank, none the less his apology right now would seem useless, tempers has been flaring ever since that stupid act.

  • President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo – so far, has been the luckiest Nigerian (leaving or dead). For example, he is traditional Chief; a Five Star General; a civil war hero; a former federal commissioner (minister) and member of federal executive ruling councils under two defunct military regimes; a former second in command under the defunct military government headed by late General Murtala Muhammad; a former Head of State, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (1976 – 1979) after the assassination of General Murtala Muhammad; a one time condemned political prisoner under the defunct military government of late General Sani Abacha; a freed condemned political prisoner; a two-term Nigerian civilian President, Commander-in-chief, Armed forces of the federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 – 2007); a national and international statesman and a successful modern large-scale commercial chicken farmer and strategic investor etc. These in a nut shell, sums up the life history of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

    YET, UPON ALL THIS CATALOGUED IMPRESSIVE RESUME, OBASANJO’S LAST AND PROBABLY HIS FINAL PUBLIC OUTING AS A LEADER AND HEAD OF GOVERNMENT CAN BE BEST CHARACTERIZED AS CATASTROPHIC FAILURE.

  • FACT ABOUT EX-PRESIDENT OBASANJO

    President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo – so far, has been the luckiest Nigerian (leaving or dead). For example, he is traditional Chief; a Five Star General; a civil war hero; a former federal commissioner (minister) and member of federal executive ruling councils under two defunct military regimes; a former second in command under the defunct military government headed by late General Murtala Muhammad; a former Head of State, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (1976 – 1979) after the assassination of General Murtala Muhammad; a one time condemned political prisoner under the defunct military government of late General Sani Abacha; a freed condemned political prisoner; a two-term Nigerian civilian President, Commander-in-chief, Armed forces of the federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 – 2007); a national and international statesman and a successful modern large-scale commercial chicken farmer and strategic investor etc. These in a nut shell, sums up the life history of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

    Yet, upon all this catalogued impressive resume, Obasanjo’s last and probably his final public outing as a leader and head of government can best be characterized as catastrophic failure.

  • FACT ABOUT EX-PRESIDENT OBASANJO

    President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo – so far, has been the luckiest Nigerian (leaving or dead). For example, he is traditional Chief; a Five Star General; a civil war hero; a former federal commissioner (minister) and member of federal executive ruling councils under two defunct military regimes; a former second in command under the defunct military government headed by late General Murtala Muhammad; a former Head of State, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (1976 – 1979) after the assassination of General Murtala Muhammad; a one time condemned political prisoner under the defunct military government of late General Sani Abacha; a freed condemned political prisoner; a two-term Nigerian civilian President, Commander-in-chief, Armed forces of the federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 – 2007); a national and international statesman and a successful modern large-scale commercial chicken farmer and strategic investor etc. These in a nut shell, sums up the life history of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

    Yet, upon all this catalogued impressive resume, Obasanjo’s last and probably his final public outing as a leader and head of government can best be characterized as catastrophic failure.

  • Upon all his catalogued impressive resume, Obasanjo’s last and probably his final public outing as a leader and head of government can best be characterized as catastrophic failure.

  • However, a deep analysis can explain clearly how and why OBJ’s tenure was a practical joke. First, it is not the length of time in office which matters but what he did and did not do in office during his 8 years tenure. Secondly, the quality and integrity in terms of accountability and transparency of what he did and the vision and maturity exhibited while providing leadership of the country counts in any assessment of his legacy.

  • Words spoken cannot be gotten back. As a former president, OBJ ought to have been careful with his statements as regarding the office of the president which he once occupied…. Anyways, whether he apologizes or not ( which I doubt he would), it makes no difference…Let Goodluck ,as simple as he is, refuse to get distracted and let him focus on his good works towards enhancing the lives of the common man. GEJ Till 2019.

  • Baba OBJ is a necessary evil. Lets pray for him for God to be controlling his brain not to lead this nation into a total conflict.

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