December 12, 2013 | Opinion/Feature
OLUSEGUN OBASANJO: THE FRUSTRATION OF A DEFEATED AND FAILED GODFATHER.
Seriously, one would have taken General Obasanjo's letter to President Jonathan seriously but for the last paragraph of the 18-page letter. Please hear General Obasanjo out 'I crave your indulgence to share the contents of this letter, in the first instance, with General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who, on a number of occasions in recent times, have shared with me their agonising thoughts, concerns and expressions on most of the issues I have raised in this letter concerning the situation and future of our country. I also crave your indulgence to share the contents with General Yakubu Danjuma and Dr. Alex Ekwueme, whose concerns for and commitments to the good of Nigeria have been known to be strong.' It is true that the letter is petty and boring. But all the same I managed to read some part of it. Not only has General Obasanjo passed his shelf life in Nigerian politics, all his antics of investigating the rebel PDP governors again President Jonathan and Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has failed woefully. Therefore he decided to play his last card which is his nauseating and irritating letter to the President of the Federal Republic. If Dr Goodluck Jonathan should take my advice, he should not waste his valuable and precious time replying General Obasanjo's letter. President Jonathan should just continue with his transformation agenda. Dr Jonathan should remember that General Obasanjo has been the hidden hand behind the rebel governors rebellious and unruly behaviors right from May 2013 up till date. The high point being the walk out staged during the PDP convention. Dr Goodluck Jonathan is a lucky man indeed. By the special Grace of God, he will be the longest serving President of Nigeria by the time he finishes his second tenure in 2019. That is what is annoying General Obasanjo as it is. No sound minded and serious person not the least a Nigerian will take you serious when you talk of democracy and corruption yet you mention General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (General of Fortune) as a person whose advise should be sought, by that singular act of mentioning Babangida you have spoiled your case 'patapata'. I beg una woh Lawyers. It is on record that both Generals Obasanjo and Babangida tried third term and failed. It is also on record that the father of corruption in Nigeria is General Badamasi Babangida. Check statistics on Wikipedia for confirmation. The architect of all the problems bedeviling Nigeria is General Babangida and was later exacerbated by General Obasanjo and General Abdulsalamatu Abubukar. My people, what moral right then does OBJ has to advise Dr Goodluck Jonathan. Talkless of Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalamatu Abubukar. OBJ is frustrated, that is true. He is finished politically, that is true. He has tried all his tricks to cause confusion in PDP using the rebel governors. It failed woefully. He decided to bear his pangs openly at last. As Nigerians, we are wiser Mr OBJ. In 2015, Dr Goodluck Jonathan is still our choice. That is the beauty of democracy. You can as well join APC like your boys Nyako, Kwankwaso and Wammakko. All your plots with your gangs of General Babangida and co have failed. Dr Goodluck Jonathan has come of age and has done away with politics of godfatherism for good. We the electorates are his godfather and will surely and convincingly vote for him in 2015. Finally President Goodluck Jonathan, please continue with your transformation agenda. For no reason whatsoever will you ever support the removal of Alhaji Bamamga Tukur as the Chairman of PDP. Note that the day Bamanga Tukur is removed as PDP Chairman; your political career is terminated. A word is enough for the wise. Dr Bamanga Tukur knows all the tricks and intricate of Northern politics. He is a proper Fulani man. He is not a fake Fulani like Murtala Nyako or Atiku Abubukar who are actually Godogodo people. Be firmed, calm and humble. God will continue to glorify you until you finish your two terms tenure in 2019. God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Written By Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek.
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