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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Jonathan's actions showed he was too small to become President- Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said former presidnet Goodluck Jonathan, was too small to have become President. In a book titled, "Against The Run of Play" which is set to be launched in Lagos on Friday, Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, quoted Obasanjo as saying actions taken by Jonathan showed the office of the President was too big for him to handle.

In the book, Obasanjo stated that Jonathan deceived him by going against some of the decision he had advised him not to take. Obasanjo cited an example of Jonathan appointing Diezani Alison-Madueke, as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, which he ,Obasanjo, had advised him against.

"There were certain decisions taken by Jonathan very early in his administration that pointed to the fact that the office was bigger than him and one of them was the appointment of a petroleum minister. Jonathan gave me the impression that he was not going to give her the portfolio but at the end he did and we can see the consequence. He, of course, knew what he was doing".

Obasanjo in the book, denied claims that he opposed Jonathan's government just to give his support to President Buhari during the buildup of the 2015 general election. According to him, ex-president Jonathan and his cabinet members believed they could buy up everyone to win the 2015 election. He said he was a strong advocate for AOBJ meaning Any One But Jonathan.

“I didn’t join them in supporting Buhari. I joined in opposing Jonathan so Buhari was just a beneficiary of my opposition to Jonathan since my position was AOBJ: meaning Any Option But Jonathan. If he was wise, he would have yielded the ticket to somebody else in the PDP.”he said

Obasanjo in the book, said Jonathan was more afraid of President Buhari sending him to jail than he was afraid of life outside the villa "I believe the President’s concern or fear is not about life after office per se because he and I have had occasions to talk about this both seriously and jovially. I believe the President’s fear is particularly motivated by the person he sees as his likely successor, that is General Buhari. I believe the people would have been telling him that Buhari is a hard man. He would fight corruption and he (Jonathan) may end up in jail if not in the grave"he said

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said OBJ, but I fault u for making him vice cos Jonathan is clearly 2 dull and weak. I am even surprised Jonathan can still talk ideally he is supposed to b mute cos he messed up big time, he is meant to bury his head in shame.

Anonymous said...

He is not too small sir,he is just not competent bcs the assignment is too big for him to manage or comprehend.
The larger blame goes to you sir,bcs you lack the ability to recognize a man with deep competence to deliver at the highest level of such.
May we never experience such again amen.
Very sad.

Anonymous said...

He is not too small sir,he is just not competent bcs the assignment is too big for him to manage or comprehend.
The larger blame goes to you sir,bcs you lack the ability to recognize a man with deep competence to deliver at the highest level of such.
May we never experience such again amen.
Very sad.

Pretty woman friend said...

See who is talking, who in Nigeria is nt corrupt. Baba obj, pls go n sit down, agbalagba ko gbodo mase langba langba..... U pp should leave Jonathan alone... Bunch of blood suckers

chinyere Eze said...

And your Buhari that is too hard, powerful and competent is now governing the affairs of the Giant of Africa in his bedroom.

The race is not for the swift, nor the battle for the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches for intelligent, but time and chance happen to them all.

Anonymous said...

This is funny, OBJ always looking for opportunities to attack GEJ. But we all know the father of Corruption in this Nation is OBJ and IBB. None of our past and present leaders is a saint including Buhari!

Jonathan did the job to the best of his ability. He wasn't perfect, but he did his bit.

The so called messiah of Nigeria (the one that people thought will make Nigeria paradise) has so far failed. The economy and security has so far crashed under his leadership, his brothers, apart from being born to rule are also now born to kill and nobody is seeing anything wrong with that. What has he, the person who the job is not too big for, accomplished? Absolutely nothing!

Obasanjo is a Yoruba man, and most Yoruba people are back stabbers!

-The iConoclast

Anonymous said...

This is funny, OBJ always looking for opportunities to attack GEJ. But we all know the father of Corruption in this Nation is OBJ and IBB. None of our past and present leaders is a saint including Buhari!

Jonathan did the job to the best of his ability. He wasn't perfect, but he did his bit.

The so called messiah of Nigeria (the one that people thought will make Nigeria paradise) has so far failed. The economy and security has so far crashed under his leadership, his brothers, apart from being born to rule are also now born to kill and nobody is seeing anything wrong with that. What has he, the person who the job is not too big for, accomplished? Absolutely nothing!

Obasanjo is a Yoruba man, and most Yoruba people are back stabbers!

-The iConoclast

Anonymous said...

Well spoken my sister

Anonymous said...

Well spoken my sister

Anonymous said...

Your father is dull and weak. Ode!

Anonymous said...

💯

Anonymous said...

Who placed him there?
What do you want from him?

Anonymous said...

Don't mind that ugly creature.

becky good said...

Useless old fool u knew he was weak and brought him to power old fool

Anonymous said...

Thank you...i couldn't agree more

Anonymous said...

Linda Ikeji, I wish you can put a like button for comments because I will love to click like for chinyere Eze's comment at 27 April 2017 at 09:22 on this post

Sweetchild Sweet said...

What of you the old man & your old croonies & crooks in the Senate, what did you do? Were you any better? You went on a vindictive mission & was equally as corrupt...What can you show for you term?

livingstone chibuike said...

obj he is d best

pioneer m said...

Obj said it all. You can hate the truth or leave it.

Anonymous said...

Obj should shut his trap,he is the main thief in this mess Nigeria is in, because as foolish as he is, he like to play God, baba abaya that want to stay in power forever third tenure my foot.

Anonymous said...

I said this yesterday, the only position fit for GEJ is Olori ebi , cos he is just too soft to rule a village not to talk of a country. Haba , I can't believe he wrote all those things.

Anonymous said...

Foolish old Man...I challenge you to oppose Gen. Buhari administration the way you did to GEJ.if you will not find yourself back in jail again.

confidence essien said...

Obasanjo should up

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Obj is a blood sucking demon and a corrupt man so he doesn't have any moral grand to castigate GEJ or even advice him on whom to have appointed or not because him Obj can not take such advice from any one.pot calling kettle black

AMIJEZ said...

GEJ did better than OBJ. He's just talking as if he did well in his tenure,wicked Nigerian rulers. See the mess Buhari has turned this country into.

Anonymous said...

Your entire generations will remain dull and weak nama

Hrm paul said...

of course the office was bigger than the ogogoro man, incompetent nincompoop spent billions to bribe people for the election what did he do for the ibos the yorubas and his people instead it was the norther's that he was busy attending to. He should kip quiet and shut his trap weak man

junia said...

Look who's talkin

anonymous said...

One of the biggest FOOL, Obasanjo. You have the Temerity to say Jonathan was too small to handle the position of the presidency. If anybody was too small to handle that position, that person is Obasanjo. You were the head of state that manipulated the election for the then Shehu Shagari against your tribe man, Awolowo, who was clearly the winner of the 1979 presidential election. You were amongst the staunch enemy of MKO ABIOLA who clearly won the 1993 presidential election. You Obasanjo was president when you nearly thwarted the Democratic process that MKO ABIOLA died for by seeking a 3rd term. So you and Jonathan, who is the small person that wasn't fit to be president? ODE.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

Will take a sleeping buhari and reject an awake Jonathan. Jonathan was a colossal failure and too incompetent. Bloody drunk!!!😃

Anonymous said...

Agbaya! Kettle calling pot black. As old as you are, you couldn't manage Nigeria. U are proper MU--MU.

Anonymous said...

In normal climes, this oaf, Obasanjo, should have died a "political death", after his disastrous outings as two~times Head of State. A bumbling egomaniac, he continuously seeks relevance by denigrating everyone. A morally bankrupt fellow who has not been able to shake off accusations of sleeping with a daughter-in-law, and who heads one of the most disfunctional First families Nigerians can remember, he continues to insult our collective intelligence and assault our sensibilities because we are so forgiving. Why the newspapers believe he is newsworthy continues to baffle me. In some countries, he should be serving a long prison sentence.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:07, you are nothing but an asshole!!

Reno said...

Obusonjo no get mouth to dey talk for this country at all

Anonymous said...

True talk obj

Anonymous said...

What did those who were supposed 'bigger' than him do from 1960 till 2011 and btw 2015 -2017 ?? non of them worked with him to suceede...they brought him BH,d people surffered it,not them....Obasanjo and all of u r mad

Anonymous said...

What did those who were supposed 'bigger' than him do from 1960 till 2011 and btw 2015 -2017 ?? non of them worked with him to suceede...they brought him BH,d people surffered it,not them....Obasanjo and all of u r mad

Anonymous said...

agbaya....you better go and die @OBJ

Anonymous said...

What did those who were supposed 'bigger' than him do from 1960 till 2011 and btw 2015 -2017 ?? non of them worked with him to suceede...they brought him BH,d people surffered it,not them....Obasanjo and all of u r mad

Anonymous said...

What did those who were supposed 'bigger' than him do from 1960 till 2011 and btw 2015 -2017 ?? non of them worked with him to suceede...they brought him BH,d people surffered it,not them....Obasanjo and all of u r mad

anonymous said...

God bless you anon 12:58.You said it all. I was provoked to my soul when I read what this Nitwit, Obasanjo, said about Jonathan. The South South should go after him. This DEGENERATE of a man. I know Jonathan was naive and weak in governing a country like nigeria but for somebody like Obasanjo to come out and speak ill of him is the Lowest of the Low. At least Jonathan was a statesman who against all odds handed over Power Peacefully when he knew he lost the election. That alone would go down in the history book as the best thing a Nigeria president has done. On the other hand, the DEGENERATE, Obasanjo, who is only worthy to be equated with the beast of the field had the guts to accuse Jonathan of being too small to be president. Oh, what a shame. The only Yoruba leaders we the youth respect are Gov. Peter Fayose and FFK. When they talk, we listen. Obasanjo institutionalize CORRUPTION and he is the Father of CORRUPTION in the country. Left for me, I will tell obasanjo to go kill himself because he has lost his RELEVANCE in the country. The Buhari he supported, what has he done since he assumed office? Only DESTROYING nigeria every day. THE GHOST PRESIDENT. Woe to the day you were born, Obasanjo

henry chikwe said...

Yes the stage was quite bogus for him but i expected you to see through that before dropping the task on his laps, except of course he was meant to play a script which he obviously didn't buy because no one can truly control a man holding a gun, he directs and shoots at anywhere he deems fit. Blame our former president no more, mistakes has been make, lets count our losses in good fate and forge ahead positively and ensure we dont let it happen again

anonymous said...

God bless you anon 12:58.You said it all. I was provoked to my soul when I read what this Nitwit, Obasanjo, said about Jonathan. The South South should go after him. This DEGENERATE of a man. I know Jonathan was naive and weak in governing a country like nigeria but for somebody like Obasanjo to come out and speak ill of him is the Lowest of the Low. At least Jonathan was a statesman who against all odds handed over Power Peacefully when he knew he lost the election. That alone would go down in the history book as the best thing a Nigeria president has done. On the other hand, the DEGENERATE, Obasanjo, who is only worthy to be equated with the beast of the field had the guts to accuse Jonathan of being too small to be president. Oh, what a shame. The only Yoruba leaders we the youth respect are Gov. Peter Fayose and FFK. When they talk, we listen. Obasanjo institutionalize CORRUPTION and he is the Father of CORRUPTION in the country. Left for me, I will tell obasanjo to go kill himself because he has lost his RELEVANCE in the country. The Buhari he supported, what has he done since he assumed office? Only DESTROYING nigeria every day. THE GHOST PRESIDENT. Woe to the day you were born, Obasanjo

henry chikwe said...

I agree, the stage was quite bogus for him but i expected you to see through that before dropping the task on his laps,
Except of course he was meant to play out a carefully written script which he obviously didn't fall for because
Realistically, no one can truly control a man holding a gun, he aims and takes random shots at times he deems fit.
Blame our former president no more sir, mistakes has been made and lesson should be learnt from this rather than trading blames,
Lets count our losses in good fate and forge ahead positively and ensure we don't let it happen again.

Michael Abe 3D Genius said...

Soldier go soldier come, if non soldier enter they see him as second class president. the only president that OBJ yabs are Abacha and GEJ. shioor!

Anonymous said...

So are you the one that is big 4 Nigeria..pls get out...you're just talking to stay relevant because nobody dey send you...

Vivian Reginalds said...

OBJ MAD MAN
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

FRESH said...

See line up of plenty mumu pro GEJ Anons. GEJ & his wife are rich in millions of dollars from treasury looting & you buy data of 200 naira, still jobless, to come here to defend him? Very hilarious.

Okuru Bennett said...

Our NIGERIAN LEADERS need a "PERIOD OF INCUBATION" to accend LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.
This is why we are still dwarfed.
Other 3rd WORLDS like BRAZIL are doing well!!!
You can IMAGINE BRAZIL LEADING THE OIL OFFSHORE INDUSTRY with DEEP OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY!!!
For how long will it take us continue to dream: " e go better"????

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