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Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by ceo4eva: 8:29pm On Dec 11, 2013
Angry Jonathan replies Obasanjo, says letter self-serving, provocative

President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed as “most reckless” and “unjustifiable” a fiercely scathing letter he received from former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in which Mr. Obasanjo accused him of lying, condoning corruption, and leading Nigeria to the brink of collapse.

A statement by the president’s aide, Reuben Abati, said the allegations by the former president were “baseless and indecorous.”

The statement said Mr. Jonathan has directed his aides not to respond to the barrage of attacks and allegations from Mr. Obasanjo, listed in an 18-page letter exclusively published by PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Jonathan will personally respond to the charges at the “appropriate time”, the statement said.

“While many patriotic, objective and well-meaning Nigerians have already condemned the leaked letter as self-serving, hypocritical, malicious, indecent, and very disrespectful of the highest office in the land, President Jonathan has directed that none of his aides or any government official should join issues with Chief Obasanjo over it,” Mr. Abati said.

“The president himself will, at the appropriate time, offer a full personal response to the most reckless, baseless, unjustifiable and indecorous charges levelled against him and his administration by the former Head of State.”

In the highly acerbic letter, Mr. Obasanjo laid out a series of allegations against Mr. Jonathan, accusing him of corruption and ineptitude.
Mr. Obasanjo lamented that Mr. Jonathan had become terribly divisive and clannish, destroying his own party, polarizing the country along regional and religious lines and ridiculing Nigeria in the comity of nations.

He blamed Mr. Jonathan for the crises tearing the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, apart, and accused him of lacking in personal integrity by consistently lying about his ambition for a new term of office.

Mr. Obasanjo also tackled Mr. Jonathan for allegedly being clannish. “For you to allow yourself to be “possessed”, so to say, to the exclusion of most of the rest of Nigerians as an “Ijaw man” is a mistake that should never have been allowed to happen. Yes, you have to be born in one part of Nigeria to be Nigerian if not naturalized but the Nigerian President must be above ethnic factionalism. And those who prop you up as of, and for ‘Ijaw nation’ are not your friends genuinely, not friends of Nigeria nor friends of ‘Ijaw nation’ they tout about.

“To allow or tacitly encourage people of ‘Ijaw nation’ to throw insults on other Nigerians from other parts of the country and threaten fire and brimstone to protect your interest as an Ijaw man is myopic and your not openly quieting them is even more unfortunate.”

The former president also accused Mr. Jonathan of placing over 1000 Nigerians on political watch list and “training snipers and other armed personnel secretly and clandestinely acquiring weapons to match for political purposes like Abacha and training them where Abacha trained his killers”.

The former President also called on the National Assembly to rise up and take decisive action over the allegation that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation failed to remit billions of dollars in proceed of crude oil sales to the federation account.

“This allegation will not fly away by non-action, cover-up, denial or bribing possible investigators,” Mr. Obasanjo told the President. “Please deal with this allegation transparently and let the truth be known.”

The Senate on Wednesday ordered an investigation. The senate committee on finance is to probe the allegation and make its findings known in seven days.

The presidency did not respond to any of the issues specifically beyond dismissing them as “provocative and unjustifiable.”
Mr. Abati said President Jonathan will respond personally. But the statement criticised the leakage of the letter to the media.
“We however find it highly unbecoming, mischievous and provocative that a letter written by a former Head of State and respected elder statesman to President Jonathan has been deliberately leaked to the mass media in a deplorable effort to impugn the integrity of the president and denigrate his commitment to giving Nigeria the best possible leadership,” the statement said.

Read the statement by the president’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, below.

OBASANJO’S LETTER UNBECOMING, SELF-SERVING AND HIGHLY PROVOCATIVE

We have noted the publication on several websites today of a letter recently written by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

The Presidency acknowledges that it has indeed received the said letter from Chief Obasanjo.

We however find it highly unbecoming, mischievous and provocative that a letter written by a former Head of State and respected elder statesman to President Jonathan has been deliberately leaked to the mass media in a deplorable effort to impugn the integrity of the President and denigrate his commitment to giving Nigeria the best possible leadership.

While many patriotic, objective and well-meaning Nigerians have already condemned the leaked letter as self-serving, hypocritical, malicious, indecent, and very disrespectful of the highest office in the land, President Jonathan has directed that none of his aides or any government official should join issues with Chief Obasanjo over it.

The President himself will, at the appropriate time, offer a full personal response to the most reckless, baseless, unjustifiable and indecorous charges levied against him and his administration by the former Head of State.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 11, 2013

http://premiumtimesng.com/news/151332-angry-jonathan-replies-obasanjo-says-letter-self-serving-provocative.html

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by ceo4eva: 8:30pm On Dec 11, 2013
Just within a space of 3 days, OBJ, Tambuwal and Sanusi have all indicted the President of Massive Looting and Unabated Corruption.
Moreover, these 3 men are in the same political party (PDP) with Jonathan and not Opposition parties.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Akpangbon: 8:32pm On Dec 11, 2013
u well so?

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by ceo4eva: 8:34pm On Dec 11, 2013
Akpangbon: u well so?
LAME QUESTION BY A KID!

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by kinyungu(m): 8:35pm On Dec 11, 2013
Akpangbon: u well so?
rip madiba

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by seanet02: 8:35pm On Dec 11, 2013
Thunder Fire Abati

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by mascot87(m): 8:39pm On Dec 11, 2013
We are in trouble for naija in the hand of CORRUPTION ENCOURAGER GEJ

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Nobody: 8:42pm On Dec 11, 2013
The best way to "respond" to such a letter, Mr President, is to deliver on your electoral promises.

For a start, how about fixing the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, which OBJ failed to handle in his 8 years in power?

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by superstar1(m): 8:43pm On Dec 11, 2013
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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by superstar1(m): 8:43pm On Dec 11, 2013
Reuben Abati is a disgrace.

He cajoled us all to think, he is good governance fighter. He got to Aso Rock and the tune changed.

He is now the megaphone of the corruption ridden administration.

God is indeed a patient God.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Fhemmmy: 8:44pm On Dec 11, 2013
HNosegbe: The best way to respond to such a letter, Mr President, is to deliver on your electoral promises.

Blessings, Bro!

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Nobody: 8:45pm On Dec 11, 2013
grin grin

So funny how they alternate between Reuben Akpati and Doyin Okugbe.

Okugbe goofed by comparing GEJ to Mandela so he is on one week suspension. So now it is Akpati's turn to bark.

This week alone Tambuwal, Sanusi and OBJ have all accused the president of encouraging corruption. And these are all PDP members.

Very soon GEJ will blame Amaechi for all this!

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by doctokwus: 8:49pm On Dec 11, 2013
So d letter afterall is authentic(for those sycophants doubting d veracity of it,instead of addressing d issue).
As per dis lame reply,I bet anybody that GEJ wudnt respond to nothing;its a very simple tactics being employed by dis disastrous administration:allow time go by& before u know it,one other major event wud happen& Nigerians wud move on!
This administration is classical "one chance"!

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Nobody: 8:51pm On Dec 11, 2013
seanet02: Thunder Fire Abati
THUNDER FAYA YA NMANU MOUTH THERE OMODE

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Nobody: 8:51pm On Dec 11, 2013
Nashville: grin grin

So funny how they alternate between Reuben Akpati and Doyin Okugbe.

Okugbe goofed by comparing GEJ to Mandela so he is on one week suspension. So now it is Akpati's turn to bark.

This week alone Tambuwal, Sanusi and OBJ have all accused the president of encouraging corruption. And these are all PDP members.

Very soon GEJ will blame Amaechi for all this!


Lol @ okugbe.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Kanwulia: 8:53pm On Dec 11, 2013
May they continue to attack each other!
Amen!!!! kiss

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Akpangbon: 8:55pm On Dec 11, 2013
ceo4eva:
LAME QUESTION BY A KID!

Just say you havent finished your post at the time i made my comment, because the story was blank at the time i made my comment.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by ceo4eva: 8:57pm On Dec 11, 2013
Akpangbon:

Just say you havent finished your post at the time i made my comment, because the story was blank at the time i made my comment.
Sorry, I didn't know. I hereby withdraw my comment. Cheers!

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by LMAyedun(m): 8:59pm On Dec 11, 2013
Speechless!!!

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by 6cence: 9:00pm On Dec 11, 2013
So after all is true..hmnnnnnnnn?

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by eastman11: 9:01pm On Dec 11, 2013
Obasajo is the major problem this country has, he has for the past two yrs been working against this govt and projecting Lamido to be president.
An old man who should promote peace just like Mandela is still playing dirty politics. His sins will soon catch up him.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by MayorofLagos(m): 9:02pm On Dec 11, 2013
As he flies around the world, attending this meeting and that meeting I hope he is doing due dilligence of finding an appropriate home to serve his exile. He can rest assure that a most disgraceful aftermath awaits him if he remains on this soil after 2015. He should go in exile and wait to be pardoned, however long it takes.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Nobody: 9:04pm On Dec 11, 2013
O pari...you go see danger, wahala dey.
Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by cooltone: 9:04pm On Dec 11, 2013
If GEJ is not afraid, why are they blocking people from sharing the link of OBJ's post on Facebook and other social media. Try to share the below link on Facebook.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/docs_download/OBJ-Letter.pdf

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by ebucha: 9:06pm On Dec 11, 2013
Hmmm. Jona finally dey fall our hand sha

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Jman06(m): 9:06pm On Dec 11, 2013
Obasanjo is one person that should shut his mouth when people are talking about fight against corruption. This is because he is corruption personified! He is one of the past dictators that bred and nurtured corruption in nigeria. Somebody who should be in jail for so many atrocities he commited during his regimes is today parading himself as anti corruption.Smh.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Kingspin(m): 9:07pm On Dec 11, 2013
It no longer Bokoharam, G7 or ASUU again but, 2015 corruption campaign. So, whats next.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by engrflames: 9:10pm On Dec 11, 2013
mr president, a thousand shall fall at thy side n ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Dhelake: 9:34pm On Dec 11, 2013
Instead of giving the required response... This loose dog has again started attacking .. God bless Nigeria

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by IYANGBALI: 9:34pm On Dec 11, 2013
django1:


Lol @ okugbe.
he meant oku igbe

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by Sunnybobo3(m): 9:35pm On Dec 11, 2013
ceo4eva: Just within a space of 3 days, OBJ, Tambuwal and Sanusi have all indicted the President of Massive Looting and Unabated Corruption.
I still strongly believe that this
Jonathan's Administration
Cultivates, Breeds, Grows, Nurtures, Fertilizes, Harvests, Packages, and Distributes CORRUPTION.
Click 'LIKE' if U Agree.
If you had brain even as small as a mustard seed, you would know that the coordinated attack by the three of thrm means the attacks are planned and coordinated.

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Re: Jonathan Replies Obasanjo, Says letter Is Self-Serving, Provocative by ceo4eva: 9:36pm On Dec 11, 2013
[quote author=Sunny_bobo]
WAKE UP BRO! There is Endemic Corruption in the land.

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