2015: Why Obasanjo Is Angry With Jonathan

Indications emerged over the weekend that former president Olusegun Obasanjo is unhappy with President Goodluck Jonathan over some of the decisions he (Jonathan) had taken regarding the state of the nation. Sources close to Obasanjo told LEADERSHIP that the former leader seems disenchanted with President Jonathan with specific regards to issues of insecurity, unemployment and mounting debt profile.

The source, a chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told LEADERSHIP in Lagos over the weekend that the relationship might not be irretrievably bad, however, the recent moves of the retired general are just to register his displeasure at the state of affairs in the country.

Obasanjo is said to be wooing aggrieved PDP members as well as chieftains of opposition political parties for a possible showdown with Jonathan. One of such moves is the symbolic gesture of the launch of appeal fund for the construction of a mosque within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), which had in attendance some governors from the north, with the president being absent without sending representation.



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