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Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by sammyp01: 11:54pm On Jan 27, 2018
*Why Obasanjo is angry with President Buhari By Prince Ugo - The Nigerian News Portal** ....thenigerian.news

Fresh facts have emerged that the refusal of President Muhhamdu Buhari to grant some concessions to former President Olusegun Obasanjo might have been the reason he wrote to attack President Muhammadu Buhari advising him not to seek re-election in 2019, TheNigerian News has authoritatively gathered.
According to impeccable sources in the know of events, it was revealed to TheNigerian that the letter was as a result of the refusal of President Muhammdu Buhari to accede to a couple of requests made by Obasanjo in recent times.
The source informed TheNigerian that former president Obasanjo had formed “the habit of wanting to put his cronies in sensitive positions of authority. He is also interested in a couple of deals which didn’t go his way, and he resorted to attacking the president in the form of an open letter” he stated.
Further investigations revealed that the first point of disagreement was the $5.792bn contract for 3,050MW Mambilla power project that was awarded to Messrs China Gezhouba Corporation, Sinohydro Corporation Limited and CGOC Group Limited. A top presidency source who pleaded anonymity stated that “ Obasanjo was neck deep interested in the Mambilla power project. He brought in some companies and wanted President Buhari to use his veto power to authorize the minister in charge to hand over the project to his preferred companies, but President Buhari declined and insisted that due process is followed.”
The source further added that the position of President Buhari didn’t go down well with Obasanjo, who was lived when the contract was eventually awarded to China Gezhouba Corporation, Sinohydro Corporation Limited and CGOC Group Limited. “ Obasanjo was livid that the president didn’t dance to his tune despite the pressure he mounted. At some point, Obasanjo accused some close confidants of the president as being the brain behind the refusal of the president to grant him the concession, which wasn’t the case. President Buhari wanted due process to be followed and wondered why Obasanjo was so interested in the project.” The source stated.
Another source stated that as part of his ploy to get the contract for the Mabilla power project, former president Obasanjo visited the site of the power project to run an assessment in November 2016. During the visit, Obasanjo was quoted to have said “I sited the Mambilla Hydro Power Project on the plateau due to the great potentials it has for electricity generation for the country. Nigeria must complete the project because the cost is getting higher by the day, and if we do not do it today, we must have to do it tomorrow.”
“He was there to run an assessment for himself, and from there he started putting pressure on President Buhari to tilt the contract towards the contractors he arranged.” Our source said.
A source knowledgeable in the history of the Mambilla power project hinted that the idea of the Mambilla plateau was first conceived in 1982 during the time of President Shehu Shagari.. he said that “the project was planned to consist of 2,600MW base-load hydroelectric power to be implemented in 5 years. The first phase of the project was planned to span the period 1982 – 1985. It consisted of two stages, the pre-feasibility and feasibility stage. The Project was first awarded by the former President Shehu Shagari’s administration in 1982. However, in the first stage, the soil investigation was never completed, and the whole project came to a halt for financial reasons and political changes.” He said.
“In 2005 former President Olusegun Obasanjo resuscitated the Mambilla hydropower project and placed it and the supervisory Ministry of Power under the Presidency so that it could be accelerated. A German company, Lahmeyer International was invited to review the previous work that had been carried out, which included the geotechnical work. After this, the company (Lahmeyer) was awarded a $3.2 billion contract in 2005 to conduct feasibility studies on the multi-billion naira Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project.”
The source further added that former president Obasanjo wants total control over the project just like he did while he was president in 2005, and one of the reasons why the project didn’t see the light of the day. “President Buhari resisted this overture, and this made Obasanjo angry.”
In a related development, it was gathered that former president Obasanjo became overbearing with demands as he is used to and the president felt uncomfortable with him and at some point tried to distance himself from him, which didn’t go down well with Obasanjo. This much was gathered from a top security source who stated that “Obasanjo for some strange reasons feels a sense of entitlement in this government which he thinks he is not getting hence the open letter.”
“One would have reasoned that Obasanjo would have written a personal letter to President Buhari if indeed he meant good. What stops him from seeking an audience? But he chooses to do a publicity stunt to create an impression that he meant well for Nigeria.”
The source also added that the final straw that broke the camel’s back was the recent appointment of a substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The source stated that former president Obasanjo wanted his candidate from one of the south-west states to fill in the slot. “When he approached the president with the request, the president politely told him that there was a recommendation for an insider to be appointed as DG. But this didn’t go down well with former president Obasanjo, who felt slighted for the second time.”
“In truth, we warned the president to expect something from Obasanjo and true to our advice he wrote a childish letter.” He stated. He further added that “some of us warned Mr. President about him earlier and how he would make many demands and if he doesn’t get what he wants, he would take to the newspapers to appear like a saint.”
Another source in the camp of former president Obasanjo, who pleaded anonymity, stated that the former president at some point complained bitterly about the disposition of the president in turning down his requests despite his efforts towards his election in 2015.
“At some point, Baba was not happy with President Buhari on a couple of issues which he kept to himself. He only spoke in parables from time to time.” He stated.
“Some very close people to him had advised him to make fewer demands on the president, but you know how Baba does his things. Maybe he still wants to be president of Nigeria again.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by cybriz82(m): 12:16am On Jan 28, 2018
And this is the news for today buhari must go thank you.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by SalamRushdie: 12:27am On Jan 28, 2018
How does this change the facts Obasanjo laid bare in his letter , how does this change the fact that Buhari has been the worst president we have had twice , how does this change the fact that Buharis shallowness threw us into a needless recession , how does this change the fact that over 10 million jobs were lost in just two years and if given a second term over 50 million would have been lost by 2023 , does this change the fact that Obasanjos letter was inspired by patriotic nationalism aimed at saving our country, union and it people ...Bujaro we are tired of you please do and be going Sir

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by freeze001(f): 12:30am On Jan 28, 2018
No matter the so-called selfish reasons, everything OBJ wrote is true. Buhari is not fit to be President! He is too old and absolutely incompetent. Aso rock is not a geriatric home!

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by ImpressionsNG: 12:42am On Jan 28, 2018
This doesn't detract from the substance of the letter. Buhari's spin doctors should have tried to negate the message at least, not assign motives to the messenger.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by EricBloodAxe: 12:49am On Jan 28, 2018
Crappy news. The useless Fulani dullard is the worst thing to happen to nigeria besides recession. The most useless president in the history of black africa. Even Mugabe is not in the dullards class.
Come 2019 he must be flushed out of asorock together with all his misfortunes and bad omen. Amen

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Firefire(m): 12:59am On Jan 28, 2018
EricBloodAxe:
Crappy news. The useless Fulani dullard is the worst thing to happen to nigeria besides recession. The most useless president in the history of black africa. Even Mugabe is not in the dullards class.
Come 2019 he must be flushed out of asorock together with all his misfortunes and bad omen. Amen
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 1:20am On Jan 28, 2018
OK. Obasanjo is bad. Buhari is the worst. Nigeria must be rid of them all and have a clean start.
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 2:19am On Jan 28, 2018
Buhari is a mistake that must not be repeated ever again...

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by donphilopus: 2:29am On Jan 28, 2018
EricBloodAxe:
Crappy news. The useless Fulani dullard is the worst thing to happen to nigeria besides recession. The most useless president in the history of black africa. Even Mugabe is not in the dullards class.
Come 2019 he must be flushed out of asorock together with all his misfortunes and bad omen. Amen

Hahahaha

Funny enough, your rants only end here on Nairaland. Most of the people who would be reelecting him come 2019 are not even on Nairaland.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by okachie1(m): 2:36am On Jan 28, 2018
While my guts pushes me to believe this as true I'm also of the opinion that OBJ has never been interested in pushing for general good other than for himself;we still remember MTN,Glo and many demands he made to GEJ which he turned down that led to his letter then to GEJ. Come to fink of it, why did OBJ appear on CNN to say that PMB hasn't really disappointed him as far as his expectations from his Govt is concerned, which was like 4months or there about b4 d said letter?

Perhaps, going by d piece above it goes to show that till then he was still expecting PMB to honor his appeal/request for the Mambila project which he later denied.
If my Ibo brothers will agree I think as far as We Ibos are concerned We have had our worst experience so far from this administration and won't get worst than these; I think We should join hands and pay back the South-West in their own coin for wat they did to Us by re-electing PMB as a punishment to them.

At least let them feel what we felt this past 3 1/2 years. The Yorubas are know for not being comfortable when they cannot be in control. PMB is very stubborn for them to control that's why they are crying wolf. Ndi ara!!

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 2:39am On Jan 28, 2018
Obasanjo's selfish interests may be part of the precedents of the letter but that doesn't take away the fact in it.

You see, God can even use the devil himself to address an issue. Nigerians aren't much interested in the messenger but the message so let's focus on the latter, not the former.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by EricBloodAxe: 2:42am On Jan 28, 2018
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donphilopus:


Hahahaha

Funny enough, your rants only end here on Nairaland. Most of the people who would be reelecting him come 2019 are not even on Nairaland.
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And you're the "people"? In 2019 your dullard in chief will be sent packing bro. You can asslick him all the way up to daura when that happens. Cheers.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by donphilopus: 3:44am On Jan 28, 2018
EricBloodAxe:

And you're the "people"? In 2019 your dullard in chief will be sent packing bro. You can asslick him all the way up to daura when that happens. Cheers.

The earlier you realize that your vote is inconsequential come 2019, the better for you.

Hope you're aware that about 5000 people defected to APC in Kano yesterday? Hope you're also aware that the former governor of Kebbi State alongside his deputy and supporters just defected to the APC? So I just want you to know that hiding behind your keyboard to seek cheap likes on nairaland wouldn't have any effect on the outcome of the forthcoming election. You can keep giving yourself false hope!

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Patiti: 3:44am On Jan 28, 2018
PMB should just go & rest peacefully @ Daura, enough of excuses! He is old, Atiku too is old. Please, everyone should endeavour to register for their PVC,thank you.
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 7:26am On Jan 28, 2018
Useless write up
Useless source
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 7:28am On Jan 28, 2018
BMC, we are wiser now, if you like write epistle from mars to Jupiter to portray Bubu as saint, we will not take it.

Bubu is a motherfucker failure, and a pathetic corrupt nepotistic someborray

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by ZZ22: 7:36am On Jan 28, 2018
EricBloodAxe:

And you're the "people"? In 2019 your dullard in chief will be sent packing bro. You can asslick him all the way up to daura when that happens. Cheers.
Are you the one that will send him packing? just pray that Fulani man decides not to contest because if he does, he will rig with all weapon at his disposal and claim a resounding victory.
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Omeokachie: 9:33am On Jan 28, 2018
Teacher please don't teach me nonsense.

Anything but Buhari come 2019.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by EricBloodAxe: 9:43am On Jan 28, 2018
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donphilopus:


The earlier you realize that your vote is inconsequential come 2019, the better for you.

Hope you're aware that about 5000 people defected to APC in Kano yesterday? Hope you're also aware that the former governor of Kebbi State alongside his deputy and supporters just defected to the APC? So I just want you to know that hiding behind your keyboard to seek cheap likes on nairaland wouldn't have any effect on the outcome of the forthcoming election. You can keep giving yourself false hope!
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Of course it's not a hidden secret that your god the dullard, the most useless president in the history of black africa engaged in electoral fraud in 2015 in other to win the presidential race. We also know that almajiri children and foreigners were instrumental to the fraudulent electoral figures that were cumulated in kano state in particular and the north west in general. Having said that let it stick into your head clearly that any fraudulent electoral schemes that would see the events of 2015 repeating itself will be totally rejected.
If buhari your god tries to force himself on Nigerians in 2019, he will be forcefully rejected. He can go up north and be president of the almajiris and other zombies who have fallen in love with recession, retrogression and badluck. The people who's destinies lies in a better Nigeria with a focused, visionary and proactive leader will reject him totally.
That being said you bmc cows and your fellow onlinezombies who love backwardness and poverty can escort him to daura with your sai baba anthems and luggages and go be with your god for eternity. The country will be better off without your likes.

https://www.google.com.ng/url?q=https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/two-kano-governors-exposed-electoral-fraud-2015-reno/&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjLzr7_nPrYAhXpIMAKHUiPBoYQFjAAegQIEhAB&usg=AOvVaw3IwpglBbJJdpZ8ikkZ1rfx

Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by aolawale025: 10:07am On Jan 28, 2018
Any reaction to Obasanjo's letter that doesn't tackle the issues raised point by point is counterfeit

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by ihitenansa: 10:09am On Jan 28, 2018
okachie1:
While my guts pushes me to believe this as true I'm also of the opinion that OBJ has never been interested in pushing for general good other than for himself;we still remember MTN,Glo and many demands he made to GEJ which he turned down that led to his letter then to GEJ. Come to fink of it, why did OBJ appear on CNN to say that PMB hasn't really disappointed him as far as his expectations from his Govt is concerned, which was like 4months or there about b4 d said letter?

Perhaps, going by d piece above it goes to show that till then he was still expecting PMB to honor his appeal/request for the Mambila project which he later denied.
If my Ibo brothers will agree I think as far as We Ibos are concerned We have had our worst experience so far from this administration and won't get worst than these; I think We should join hands and pay back the South-West in their own coin for wat they did to Us by re-electing PMB as a punishment to them.

At least let them feel what we felt this past 3 1/2 years. The Yorubas are know for not being comfortable when they cannot be in control. PMB is very stubborn for them to control that's why they are crying wolf. Ndi ara!!
u ibos can vote him,... but igbos say a big noo to gross ineptitude and nepotism..

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Quality20(m): 11:01am On Jan 28, 2018
Yea this makes alot of sense. I have always known that OBJ has demands like to able to nominate ppl like soludo as finance minister etc .i think buhari shd not be cowered by OBJ and all those who have always hated him, they are all inconsequential to his winning the next general election, cos they have never voted for him and will never vote for him. But we, the good and sensible ppl of the country will always vote for him. Forget about d scum - they shd keep up their hatred and let's c if it earns them their desire

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by 7lives: 11:36am On Jan 28, 2018
Quality20:
Yea this makes alot of sense. I have always known that OBJ has demands like to able to nominate ppl like soludo as finance minister etc .i think buhari shd not be cowered by OBJ and all those who have always hated him, they are all inconsequential to his winning the next general election, cos they have never voted for him and will never vote for him. But we, the good and sensible ppl of the country will always vote for him. Forget about d scum - they shd keep up their hatred and let's c if it earns them their desire

Something is definitely wrong with Africans, Obj spent 16 billion Dollars to generate darkness, and still want his cronies to take up another power project, if I may ask, was it to generate another loads of darkness?.
Thank God Obj and his cronies does not have control over the SUN, we would probably be in DARKNESS 24/7 Lord have mercy.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jan 28, 2018
Quality20:
Yea this makes alot of sense. I have always known that OBJ has demands like to able to nominate ppl like soludo as finance minister etc .i think buhari shd not be cowered by OBJ and all those who have always hated him, they are all inconsequential to his winning the next general election, cos they have never voted for him and will never vote for him. But we, the good and sensible ppl of the country will always vote for him. Forget about d scum - they shd keep up their hatred and let's c if it earns them their desire

Oga what have you benefitted from this government? Is it the rising cost of things or the poor infrastructure development even when income receipt in this government is increasing but not reflecting real time in the country.

I have a friend that got NNPC job from a supporter of this government... you what have you benefitted? if you have then keep you support up else my brother abeg stop this
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by EternalTruths: 12:35pm On Jan 28, 2018
I know that Buhari will fight back even to the point of assassination attempt on Obasanjo's life.

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Wiseandtrue(f): 2:33pm On Jan 28, 2018
sammyp01:
*The source informed TheNigerian that former president Obasanjo had formed “the habit of wanting to put his cronies in sensitive positions of authority. He is also interested in a couple of deals which didn’t go his way, and he resorted to attacking the president in the form of an open letter” he stated..
Yes! we all know that obasanjo is very corrupt

However the subject matter is not about his personality but the content of his letter

Which I must say mirrored the mind of so many Nigerians!

With the quality of PMB's electoral promises so many Nigerians were in great expectations!

I know alot of old folks who canvassed people to vote for Buhari but they are no more today due to the hardship brought upon them by their suppossed "Messiah"

Obasanjo is simply airing the view of ALL Nigerians with the exception of the paid crowd!

He has head Nigeria and so many strategic position but his coming back will put "employment with experience" to shame!

A novice cannot be this bad!

In a working economy, we won't be waiting for 2019 cause Buhari would have being impeached!

Say whatever you must about OBJ but Buhari deserve all he wrote in his letter and much more!

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Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by Nobody: 4:19pm On Jan 28, 2018
donphilopus:


Hahahaha

Funny enough, your rants only end here on Nairaland. Most of the people who would be reelecting him come 2019 are not even on Nairaland.
Keep deceiving urself,PDP sycophants said the same thing,when the media was against GEJ. The media played a big role in GEJs downfall. The samething will happen to Buhari, keep fooling urself.
Why did u think,they are putting a gag on social media? They know the devastating effect it can cause
Re: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With President Buhari by usba: 4:28pm On Jan 28, 2018
Every one except the lost pigs and idiots, wailing wailers know OBJ is a self serving hypocrite.

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