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Jonathan Writes Obasanjo, Seeks His Blessings For New Foundation

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obj-and-jonathanFormer President Goodluck Jonathan has written to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, intimating him of his next public engagement and seeking the latter’s blessings for this new chapter in his life to service.

The former president is looking to follow in the footsteps of his estranged political godfather by establishing the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, which will advance his interest in human development, peace and security.

Dr. Jonathan, who began the letter with the endearing greeting “Dear Baba”, informed Chief Obasanjo that following his handing-over of power to President Muhammadu Buhari, he proceeded on a “long deserved break”.

Dear Baba“Now well-rested, I am back to work to continue to serve and dedicate my life to promoting peace and prosperity for all”, adding that he has set up an office in his home state of Bayelsa where he can be reached, and his staff on hand to serve Chief Obasanjo and respond to his enquiries at all times.

Dear Baba2The letter dated September 22, 2015 and written on a letterhead which says “The Office of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria 2010 and 2015” and exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, further conveyed the former president’s decision to devote the rest of his life and energy to making the world a better place.

“Furthermore, I will be devoting the rest of my life and energy to making the world a better place”, it says.  “I am currently finalizing efforts to set up The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.  More details on the work of the Foundation will be available at the launch, which I believe should take place by the 3rd quarter of 2016”.

Dear Baba3Mr. Jonathan said he looked forward to Mr. Obasanjo’s continuous support, counsel and cooperation.

Given the no-love lost relationship between the former leaders especially at the twilight of the Jonathan Presidency, the letter seemed to be an attempt at making peace with the Owu farmer.

Chief Obasanjo, according to SaharaReporters, wrote a terse reply to Jonathan, wishing him good luck in his future endeavors.

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  1. Larry Basford

    October 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I wish Jonathan can learn from his past mistakes. So as not to repeats it again. Is Obasanjo better than the old elites in your own state? May the good Lord open your eyes.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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