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Why Obasanjo’s War With Jonathan Has Not Ended

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The feud between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan might have been caused by vice-president Nnmadi Sambo, Nigerian Tribune has learnt.

Citing sources in Abuja, the Ibadan-based newspaper said Obasanjo had sent emissaries to Jonathan that he would back his 2015 ambition if he (Jonathan) agreed to drop Vice-President Namadi Sambo as his running mate, in favour of Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido.

This was said to have emerged as some common friends of the former president and Jonathan attempted to talk Obasanjo into dropping his opposition against the president.

The sources also told Nigerian Tribune that the former president had confirmed the proposal at a recent encounter between him and Jonathan.

“The president could not give Obasanjo any affirmative answer, because he believes that the request was uncalled for,” a source said, adding that Jonathan believed that dropping Sambo would cause ripples in his camp.

“You don’t try and solve a problem and create another in the process,” a source said, adding that Sambo had worked assiduously with Jonathan without frictions.

While the feud between Obasanjo and Jonathan deepens, the former president have found unlikely friends in the All Progressives Congress, several of which have visited him frequently lately. Party leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has gone to see Obasanjo twice in the last two months.

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  1. Olushola

    December 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    What’s the source of this news?? I didn’t see you people quote any of the 2 warring parties or even a close politician, rather, all u were doing was just reported speech of “an unknown source”. In fact, the press is one of the problems that Nigeria and the whole world at large have! You just publish news of discord and confusion in the society and you call that Journalism…no o, it’s rather “junk journalism.”

  2. OTA TADE

    December 1, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    OBJ should stay in Otta farm if that is where he retired to or his hill top mansion in Abeokuta and leave GEJ and Nigerians alone. All previous heads of state like him are in retirement, reticent, sober and quiet. Nigeria does not belong to him and we don’t owe him a living. Let him hide his head and enjoy his loot quietly or he gets what he deserves, a final disgrace.

  3. Sharon Elizabeth

    December 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Let the youths do it 4 1nce grandpa Obasanjo and d host of others should retire their tenure is long due

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

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Mahmood Yakubu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the country is experiencing low voter turnout during elections due to failed promises of politicians.

He made this known during his appearance in front of the Senate Committee on INEC for screening for his second tenure.

In the red chambers, when queried for the reason there is always a low turnout of voters during elections, Prof. Yakubu explained that Nigerians no longer trust politicians and are tired of hearing the same promises during electioneering campaigns, so they stay home during elections.

He also explained that the inadequate mobilisation of voters and violence recorded during the electioneering period also contributes to the low turnout of voters.

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“Violence or threat of violence, people don’t tend to vote simply for that fear. Some people just stay on the side of caution by staying away instead of risking it by going out to vote.

“Sometimes, the performance of those elected is a very important factor. Some voters will ask ‘why should I go and vote? Because four years earlier some people made the same promise so nothing has changed.’

“It is a shared responsibility that we all have to put our heads together to solve but we will continue to do what is required by the law in the area of voter registration and publicity,” he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

Also Read: BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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