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Jonathan Is Obasanjo’s First Son, He Cannot Abandon Him – Lamido

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Sule LamidoGovernor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Tuesday gave an indication that the Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders will plead with former President Olusegun Obasanjo who dumped the party on Monday, to rescind the decision.

Lamido, who is the North West Coordinator of Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign, told State House correspondents, shortly after emerging from a meeting President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to the governor, Obasanjo remained the father of all even as he noted that President Jonathan and all the state governors are creations of the former president.

He explained that it is only appropriate that when a father is angry with his children, the children should appease him.

Lamido said, “Baba (Obasanjo) is more than a party man. He is an icon, a national symbol and a leader and an inventor, a creator of all the institutions today in Nigeria, from the President to the governors who are his own sons.

“And so, when a father is angry with his own children, we will only say we are sorry to him. But then, we cannot be renounced for whatever it is.

“If you do any political DNA of our blood, you will find his (Obasanjo’s) blood in us. No matter what we are, we may not be able to live up to his expectations.

“We might have made some mistakes, but abandoning us is not the solution because the country is first before anything else. So, he is our baba even up to the President.

“Obasanjo is our baba no matter what. He is angry with us, but then, what do we do? He gave us the life at a time when Nigerians were fighting us, he stood for us. Since 2011, in 2007, he stood firm for us.

“He is our father. And so, if we made some mistakes, we are only human because we are heading human institutions. And I think by the time he reflects, how could he abandon his own children like that. Wherever we are, we are right in his heart. He feels for us, he cares for us”.

When asked to be specific on whether they will go and beg Obasanjo to return to the party, Lamido said such information was not for public consumption.

“When there is some kind of misunderstanding between a father and a child, you don’t go to NTA or any other media to say you are going to do this.

“I mean the bond between us is so strong. I know he is equally pained. I know what he is going through because he is our father, but I will not tell you the strategy because when he was producing us, you were not there, when he was making us, were you there?” the governor said.

When told that some party chiefs had already said they would not miss the former President, Lamido said Jonathan, who he described as Obasanjo’s first child, had not said so.

“But then, the first child is the President, did he say so?” he asked.

When again asked if Obasanjo’s constant criticism of the President does not worry him, Lamido said when parents get old, they tend to manifest signs of old age.

“What I am saying is that all of us are parents. When we were born, they pampered us; gave us their love; gave us everything. By the time they get old, naturally, there is what they call role reversal. We became the parents and they became the children. So, what is wrong if our parents begin to manifest those signs of old age?”

Commenting on the activities of the opposition All Progressives Congress in the country, the Jigawa governor said, “What is this opposition in Nigeria? You must know Nigerian history. Nigeria cannot be governed by an aggregate of pain, anger and frustration. And I have been saying to those so-called opposition who are now abusing us, whatever might have been our crime, it was that crime that made them. We created that for them to become either governors, in the legislature, we created room for them to emerge. So whatever they think is our evil, they are the manifestations of the evil. Believe me, you don’t know Nigeria”.

On the chances of the PDP retaining power at the rescheduled March/April general elections, he said “I don’t doubt it because what is APC? An amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation. And this country is too big for them.”

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29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. fred ibiwari

    February 19, 2015 at 8:21 am

    With or without OBJ, jonathan will keep doing what has been doing, was OBJ really active before now? was he of any assistance.

  2. chinwe davis

    February 19, 2015 at 8:25 am

    What does lamido meant by first son, is that how you would behave if he really was a first son, then that’s an evidence of a lousy dad.

  3. chris Ekpo

    February 19, 2015 at 8:28 am

    OBJ been described as a Father of all. then i’d definitely call this bad parenting.

  4. clifford damiete

    February 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    And i was expected Lamido to say something reasonable, OBJ has been feeling very important because of the little attention he been getting, but long was he expecting this to go on.

  5. Akhigbe Augustine

    February 19, 2015 at 8:41 am

    OBJ was expelled from the party before shredding his card, it’s even cowardice he didn’t carry out the action with his hand, and you are here talking about first son. it was a waste of time reading this article.

  6. susan

    February 19, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Jonathan has been ruling and he has done well, Obasanjo has no effect on jonathan’s administration. so let’s stop seeing him as a relevant figure.

  7. akpoguma david

    February 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

    wait oh, na me Akpos, i don show, i been no wan yarn for this matter oh, cuz e fit bring quarrel some kain post dey provoke person, no be from PDP OBJ benefit, dem no make am their chair man, him na just ungrateful monkey, lamido all this one wey you dey talk for here, na your own be that. i sure say u drink shekpe before you show here. abeg make men comport thier self to avoid story that touch

  8. Tunde philips

    February 19, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Lamido, what’s your End game i see something behind this your little speech, like a motive or something.

  9. The 6th Element

    February 19, 2015 at 8:59 am

    why is lamido sounding like OBJ’s Got’ him by the balls or something, like his balls are been squeezed while saying all these trash.

  10. Emeka Nwaeke

    February 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Obasanjo is mad! and Lamido is insane for coming up with such idea. RUBBISH!!!..

  11. nwaobilor

    February 19, 2015 at 10:20 am

    This is where the problem lies, in the hands of bumbling idiots like this. What level of emptiness and stupidity has OBJ inoculated these leaders with?.

  12. Etega

    February 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

    FIRST SON FIRE!!!

  13. Enumah

    February 19, 2015 at 10:32 am

    If Jonathan refused to take his advice or whatever he claims is right for Nigeria then he should beat it. Why is he(OBJ) being such a stubborn old man?.

  14. ugochukwu onuoha

    February 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Obj is angry because GEJ hs refused his selfish demands…He is no father figure.

  15. Uncle Charlie

    February 19, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Obasanjo has been under the covers for too long. He is a certified APC member

  16. felicia nwogbo

    February 19, 2015 at 11:02 am

    A good son always rejects the ill advice of a bad father…Obj is a selfish man, there is no good in his heart for Nigeria!

  17. uko bassey

    February 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Obj is a disappointment, he brought this ridicule upon himself..No one owes him any form of apology.

  18. sandra edafe

    February 19, 2015 at 11:29 am

    The father should have known that this is no way to treat a son, obj took it too far, dragging the name of the President to the mud because you think you helped him at one point or the other is very wrong, i think obj should tread carefully

  19. Oke Akpos

    February 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Lamido,obj should be your Father as well, please talk to your father because OBI IS NO LONGER A BOY, HE IS A MAN NOW

  20. steve fashola

    February 19, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Obj has not said what he really wants from the President, as i see further than what they all see, it is either Obj is being excessively demanding or his ego is over blown to see that he has no say in GEJ’s government

  21. blessing kpebe

    February 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I f Gov. Lamido wants to plead then he can do that in his own capacity

  22. Kelvin Akpobome

    February 19, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I never liked this man called Obj, he is a corrupt, selfish and egocentric man, whose pride has blown out of proportion

  23. aminu hassan

    February 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Why is so much attention given to a man who has nothing to offer, he has disappointed me with his recent actions and as such he should be neglected

  24. WE THE PEOPLE

    February 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Our analysis has made it clear that the recent comments by former President Obasanjo are geared towards disharmonious interactions which is bad for the nation, he needs some caution

  25. ProHOPE

    February 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Whether OBJ decamps or not…Goodluck remains the PRESIDENT till 2019

  26. nelson david

    February 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    No body should go an beg that ugly man. For what is he God, bad leader like him and Buhari, him yanch go soon open.

  27. ndubuisi chinedu

    February 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    When father do not want the goodness of his child then the father should die for the son to live

  28. Divine West

    February 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    This lamido is just making that gorilla from otta farm more popular. We Nigerians have already celebrated the clown denouncement from the party and him allow jona rule well cos its not by force to tell a leader what to from otta farm…

  29. Bassey

    February 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Obasanjo or not PDP must win #GEJ 2019

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