Obasanjo’s Letter Marks End Of Jonathan, PDP –Fani-Kayode



Former Aviation Minister,Femi-Fani Kayode, on Friday said that the controversial 18 page letter by former president Olusegun Obasanjo wrote spells doom for President
Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP as it would act as a catalyst to terminate the President’s 2015 ambition.

“I believe that Obasanjo’s letter will end up ensuring President Goodluck Jonathan’s
fortunes as President of the country post 2015 may not be realised.

“I believe this is the end of Jonathan and I believe this is the end of the PDP as a party,
unless Jonathan retraces his steps,” he said.

Mr Fani-Kayode who described the letter as
‘timely’ and ‘historic’ said President Obasanjo is making attempts at correcting his mistake of supporting Jonathan in becoming the President, as well as an
attempt to help Jonathan restore the PDP as a party and to restore the country.

Many have criticised the former head of state,Obasanjo on grounds that he
contributed to the evils he accused President Jonathan of committing but Fani-Kayode retorted by saying Obasanjo is qualified to make such assertions because he is a father to Jonathan, the PDP
and the nation.

“This country is going adrift and I think if an elder statesman and somebody who was instrumental in ensuring that President
Goodluck Jonathan became president of this country, (a person who is considered a father to the president, a father to the nation and a father to the PDP) is not in a
position to tell us the truth about what’s going on in our country and what is going on
with our president, then the signals are clear that the country is on the brink of

“If he’s not qualified to speak,if he’s not qualified to say what needs to be said publicly in order to help the president
to chart the right course, then I really wonder who is,” he said.

Fani-Kayode who agreed with 99 percent of assertions in the letter, objected to claims
made by the former president as regarding Lagos state and Bola Tinubu.

“There are one or two aspects, particularly on the issue of Lagos state and Bola
Tinubu. I would respectfully disagree with president Obasanjo in terms of how Lagos was won but other than that I agree with everything he has delivered and I think he’s been courageous and he’s shown leadership and those of us that were his disciples and that worked for him for a number of years,
can now hold our heads up high that even though he got it wrong by supporting people
like Goodluck Jonathan to be president in the first place,he’s finally retraced his steps.

He’s doing the right thing and he’s cleaning up the mess that he partly created.”

On President Jonathan’s rumoured second term agenda, Mr Fani-Kayode said Obasanjo’s words at Jonathan are timely and necessary as well as honourable because he put his life and the lives of
his family members on the line.

“The right and proper thing to do is for the government and the president himself to
personally (as an individual and not through any of his aides or ministers) try to
address these issues.”

The former minister praised the former President saying that he had contributed
immensely to the fortune of the nation.

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