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Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 2:08pm On Dec 24, 2015
A MUST READ EXTRACT FROM OBASANJO’S BOOK MY WATCH ABOUT ATIKU. PLANT MOLES IN YOUR OPPONENT CAMPS AND THE REST IS HISTORY…

This OBJ strategy was used recently: In politics, plant moles in your opponent camps and the rest is history…

From Obasanjo’s account, it would seem that his relationship with Atiku began on a sour note:

“By the Constitution, I had to inaugurate or prorogue the National Assembly on June 4, 1999. The most important officer in the National Assembly is the senate president and that office had been zoned to the South-east. And here was where Atiku Abubakar, my vice-president, first showed his hand and his character.

“Without seeking my view or approval, he started planning the installation of Chuba Okadigbo as the senate president. I did a background check on Chuba including his past as a student and made enquiries about him in the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) under (President Shehu) Shagari and no one would recommend him for the post of senate president.

“I left Atiku to go on his chase while I carried out a meticulous and detailed investigation and background check on each senator from the South-east. The one that appeared most appointable was Evan Enwerem. I canvassed the senate across the board for his election and he was elected. Atiku did not expect it and he felt sore.

“He began to strategize for Enwerem to be removed and Chuba Okadigbo to be installed. His strategy worked because I was at Abuja airport to receive a visiting head of state when the news reached me that the Senate had impeached Enwerem and elected Okadigbo. I was not perturbed. I came to understand from some senators including Florence Ita-Giwa, who later became my Special Adviser/ Liaison Officer to the National Assembly, that Atiku distributed US$5,000 each to some senators to carry out the ‘coup’.

“That was the beginning of bribing the legislature to carry out a particular line of action to suit or satisfy the purpose or desire of an individual or a group. The National Assembly had tasted blood and they would continue to want more. From the day I nominated Atiku to be my vice, he set his mind not for any good, benefit or service of the country, but on furiously planning to upstage, supplant or remove me at all cost and to take my place.

“That was what I brought him for, but he was impatient and over-ambitious. He was not ready to learn and to wait. His marabout, who predicted that despite being elected as governor, he would not be sworn in as a governor, which happened, also assured him that he would take over from me in a matter of months rather than years.

“All his plans, appointments of people and his actions were towards the actualisation of his marabout’s prediction. Once I realised his intention and programme, I watched him like a hawk without giving any indication of what I knew and letting down my guard. I could not succumb to the distraction, diversion and malevolence of an ambitious but unwise deputy.

“The work in hand was more important than a confrontational relationship with my deputy, a man over whom I knew I had far more experience and outreach in all matters. To alert him of what I knew he was up to, would only lead to lying, denial, more mischievous plans and more duplicity on his part.

“He was better managed that way. What was important was not allowing myself to be surprised or outmanoeuvred by him. I must always seize the initiative and know what was going on if not in his mind, but at least in his camp. That I did very effectively.

“Sometime in the fourth quarter of 2004, an associate of Atiku came to my residence at the Aso Villa from Atiku’s official residence. He felt uncomfortable and I tried to make him feel at ease. Then, he settled to tell me the story of what had just transpired in Atiku’s residence. I listened with rapt attention.

“He went on to say that Atiku told him that for him to become the President of Nigeria, the 2007 elections were only a formality.

“The seven ingredients he needed for his enthronement were already in his hands. He controlled the National Assembly because both the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives were in his pocket. He controlled twenty-eight out of thirty-six governors. He had control of the media. His influence over the judiciary was overwhelming.

“What he needed was foreign endorsement and for that he had employed two lobby groups in the US and one in the UK. And finally, the money for the elections was in his purse.

“When the man finished, I thanked him without passing any comment. The man was surprised at my reaction and asked, ‘You have nothing to say to these?’ I said that I had nothing to say and I immediately called my ADC, Chris Jemitola, to play a game of squash with me.

“On our way to the squash court with my ADC, I said, ‘People at times make plans and leave God out of their plans.’ My casual remark struck Chris and he said, ‘Sir, that was a profound statement.’ I said that I made the statement because of what I had just heard of Atiku’s plan. I was not convinced he had put God in his plans.

“Atiku was confident and God was laughing. Most of Atiku’s ingredients soon started to fall out of place one by one. The first was the party, PDP.

“He thought I was powerless and had no clue about the execution of his plan with his group; part of his attack on me was for national chairman of the party to give the first salvo, then other things would follow as his grip on the party would be firm and consolidated.

“That salvo came in the form of a letter to me from the chairman of the party, Audu Ogbeh, who had fully defected with (Iyorchia) Ayu to Atiku.

“The letter, which was not the product of any issue or matter discussed with or at any party meeting, came suddenly. When I received it, I could read the sinister intention behind it.

“I spent that night writing my reply and I sent it in the morning. My reply was clear. I wondered why Atiku and his group did not realise that with my reply, the battle line was clear or maybe they thought that the seven ingredients would remain intact to the end.

“My assistants had moles within the Atiku group. Anything that they planned would be reported. That was the case after Ogbeh’s letter. They decided that Ogbeh should appear remorseful and come with the National Working Committee to apologise to me. It was not from their hearts, but to lure me to a ‘killing ground’.

“All pieces of information that were reported were verified because it would not come from only one informant.

“Timely information is a very important principle of war and also of politics. In politics, just as in war, what matters is not just your plan, but knowledge of your opponent’s plan. Knowing their plan, I had the choice of playing along with them or being firm, I chose the latter.

“I told Ogbeh that my relationship with him as national chairman and me as national leader of the party was based on mutual confidence and trust. But with his letter, my reply and what I knew of him then, I could no longer work with him in confidence and trust.

“There were only two choices left for both of us in our best interest and that of the party – he, leaves as chairman or I leave as leader of the party.

“The following Sunday, I called at his house, which I had done on several occasions in the past when there was an important party matter to discuss. This time, I asked him to give me an undated letter of resignation as the national chairman.

“I waited, he gave me but it was wrongly addressed to me rather than to the national secretary of the party as stipulated in the party’s constitution.

“Ogbeh reported to his group and it was decided by them to play on and to wait for my disgrace whenever I presented a letter of resignation not addressed to the national secretary.


“The informants did their job and I, once again, paid another visit to Ogbeh at his residence. He entertained me to a meal and drink, and changed the addressee on his letter of resignation.
“It would appear he never reported the change to his group. When I considered it opportune and appropriate, the letter was dated and presented to National Executive Committee of the party, which regrettably accepted the resignation.
“With that, whatever control Atiku claimed to have over the party began to crumble. But he did not think so and went on to boast that if I made my daughter the national chairman, it would be a matter of weeks not months before he would put her in his pocket.
“I therefore had to look for a successor chairman, who would be too big, uncompromising and inflexible to be lured and controlled by Atiku. I found such a man in Senator (Dr.) Amadu Ali, whom I had known many years earlier as a medical doctor in the army…

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by sademola: 3:57pm On Dec 24, 2015
Ok

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by dammytosh: 4:01pm On Dec 24, 2015
That book is filled with wisdom.

Although Obj painted "i am good others are bad"

But he exposed a lot of things.


dammytosh:

1. Planting a mole in ur enemy's camp is - wisdom
2. He spoke about writing down everything you want to discuss before meeting some one. ( especially people in power)
In the past i tend to forget some important points when meeting the biggest guys our there but now i take notes before meeting them and trust me it works perfectly for me like magic.

So quit the i know all and learn from a man who ruled your country longer than anybody living

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by gsport: 4:10pm On Dec 24, 2015
Every other person is a learner only you is the master,tell us details about your ambition for united nation secretary. Baba

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by iykofias(m): 4:29pm On Dec 24, 2015
Also tell us how ur 3rd term bid failed

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 4:30pm On Dec 24, 2015
dammytosh:
That book is filled with wisdom.
Although Obj painted "i am good others are bad"
But he exposed a lot of things.
Do u have the book
being looking around for it in dis Ebonyi state to no avail

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by princemillla(m): 4:47pm On Dec 24, 2015
limpopo:


Do u have the book

being looking around for it in dis Ebonyi state to no avail

It's online Bro

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 4:52pm On Dec 24, 2015
princemillla:

It's online Bro
can you share the link...
thanks
Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by princemillla(m): 4:59pm On Dec 24, 2015
limpopo:


can you share the link...

thanks
https://okadabooks.com/book/about/8684

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 5:10pm On Dec 24, 2015
Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by princemillla(m): 5:17pm On Dec 24, 2015
limpopo:


thanks

U most welcome bro
Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by fallout87: 6:38pm On Dec 24, 2015
The same Atiku who has picked the Senate President, Speaker and is Keeney of APC.... Right?

This is the ones Nigeria elected

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by Ayt27(m): 7:51pm On Dec 24, 2015
This are qualities of a master strategist and that's why he has been able to remain relevant in Nigeria's politics today.

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by baralatie(m): 8:26pm On Dec 24, 2015
And these guys are in the APC or related to pmb cabinet.
Hian

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by musicwriter(m): 9:28pm On Dec 24, 2015
Obasanjo is an intelligent man, and a good tactician. He would've been able to keep Amechi and the other decamped governors in PDP until after winning the election, then he would've discarded them.

Good tactics is what Jonathan lacked.

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 9:46pm On Dec 24, 2015
musicwriter:
Obasanjo is an intelligent man, and a good tactician. He would've been able to keep Amechi and the other defecting governors in PDP until after winning the election, then he would've discarded them.

Good tactics is what Jonathan lacked.

I concur 100%

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 9:49pm On Dec 24, 2015
Ayt27:
This are qualities of a master strategist and that's why he has been able to remain relevant in Nigeria's politics today.

the man is just too sharp.. I respect him a lot.

I believe that for you to rule dis country successfully. you must have good intentions like Yar'dua and a strong commanding power like Obasanjo..

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by AkpanUnanam(m): 9:54pm On Dec 24, 2015
Obasanjo my man

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by Herald47: 10:10pm On Dec 24, 2015
The two most intelligent presidents nigeria has had is IBB and OBJ,but i think IBB intelligency surpases that of OBJ.

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by urbanmonk: 10:40pm On Dec 24, 2015
Obasanjo is the father of all liars - wole Soyinka

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by Nobody: 10:47pm On Dec 24, 2015
Very Interesting read. I actually enjoyed it.

I particularly found the story of the marabout fascinating. By all accounts Atiku's marabout truly made the prediction about him not being governor despite being elected and it came to pass.

Now this is what I find inexplicable. If the marabout's initial prediction came to pass without Atiku actively engineering it, then why didn't he just wait for the second prediction of him taking over from Obasanjo to also happen in its own way. Why did he think it was up to him to make moves to make that prediction come to pass.
If he had left everything to God and fate, maybe one way or another he would have taken over from Obasanjo within months as predicted. His over-ambition robbed him of his glory

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by gtrust: 1:53am On Dec 25, 2015
adeaks:
Very Interesting read. I actually enjoyed it.

I particularly found the story of the marabout fascinating. By all accounts Atiku's marabout truly made the prediction about him not being governor despite being elected and it came to pass.

Now this is what I find inexplicable. If the marabout's initial prediction came to pass without Atiku actively engineering it, then why didn't he just wait for the second prediction of him taking over from Obasanjo to also happen in its own way. Why did he think it was up to him to make moves to make that prediction come to pass.
If he had left everything to God and fate, maybe one way or another he would have taken over from Obasanjo within months as predicted. His over-ambition robbed him of his glory

Yes!
Atiku became Vice President just by doing nothing so the gods were right!!!

Atiku plotted to become president but if he succeeded then it will mean he made himself president

Goodluck Jonathan did not want to become Vice President but the gods made him Vice!

Then again Goodluck Jonathan was just sitting there doing his own things oh they said President Yar'Adua has been called to glory!!!

Some powerful people would not allow him to take over, the man no worry.
Finally they begged him to take over!!

Did GEJ "collect" Atiku's birthright just the way Jacob collected Esau's

If Atiku didn't "fight" to become president would Obj had...

We need Atiku's marabout to explain things a bit more please!!!

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by bonechamberlain(m): 2:20am On Dec 25, 2015
nonsense, obj has no moral right and lacks the locus standi to accuse or tarnish the image of anyone, even if the person is the devil ..

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by okitz4(m): 5:33am On Dec 25, 2015
Mehnnn I need dis book

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by fuckerholic(m): 7:19am On Dec 25, 2015
Obj shut up BC the day atiku becomes the president of this zoo you will certainly run to exile.nothing is impossible

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by DIVINE78: 7:37am On Dec 25, 2015
Thank You Jesus.
Buhari better keep Atiku away from his administration. He was instrumental in enthroning Saraki and Dogara.

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 8:09am On Dec 25, 2015
fuckerholic:
Obj shut up BC the day atiku becomes the president of this zoo you will certainly run to exile.nothing is impossible

For your mind .... Atiku!!!! president

Atiku finished his own ambition and career that moment he cross carpet to APC... don't you know these people have big ego and pride

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by Nobody: 8:37am On Dec 25, 2015
After reading that, I now believe that obj truly has Igbo blood.cheesy

But ehm ehm, I seriously need the contacts of that Atiku's marabouth. The guy na what we used to call "authe" meaning authentic.cheesy

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Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by lawydewy(m): 8:39am On Dec 25, 2015
limpopo:


the man is just too sharp.. I respect him a lot.

I believe that for you to rule dis country successfully. you must have good intentions like Yar'dua and a strong commanding power like Obasanjo..


That's PMB/GMB............
PTF/HOS...........................
Re: Obasanjo’s Book "My Watch" About Atiku by limpopo(m): 8:41am On Dec 25, 2015
lawydewy:

That's PMB/GMB............ PTF/HOS...........................
Well, time would tell!!!!!

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