Again, Jonathan Hits Back at Obasanjo
President Goodluck Jonathan again on Wednesday hit back at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the 18-page letter he wrote in which he accused the President of deceit, deception, dishonesty, incompetence and clannishness among others.
It would be recalled that on Sunday Jonathan responded to Obasanjo’s letter, calling it a full of lies.
The President revisited the issue during a Christmas Day service held at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Abuja.
He didn’t mention the name of the former President, still it was evident who he was talking about.
Jonathan lamented that some politicians who think the country belongs to them have started thinking about the next election. In the process, he said the politicians have been doing what they ought not to do, including writing letters they ought not to write.
Jonathan said, “For us at this time especially we the politicians that we think we own this country and begin to think about next election and doing what we ought not to do, making statement we ought not to make, writing letters we suppose not to write. I call on clergymen and statesmen who really own this country because this country belongs to our statesmen, traditional rulers, religious leaders, our men, our women, our youth. Nigeria does not belong to any politician or group of politicians. So we continue to urge to pray for this country.”
Commenting on the situation with terrorism in parts of the country, the President said Nigerians were lucky that the it is being brought under control. Citing the example of Pakistan where he said it appeared there is no government in some parts of the country, Jonathan argued that naturally, countries infested with terrorism hardly survive it.
“For those who know about terrorism, country that are infested with terror will hardly get out of it. If you look a country like Pakistan, we even go to Pakistan to train our soldiers, in some parts of Pakistan as we are talking now, they appear to be no government. So this country could have been worst.
“Look at the incidences in Abuja, even the police headquarters was bombed, the UN Building was also bombed right here in the seat of government. Maybe the next target would have been the State House.
“So we have to thank God that we have been able to bring it to a reasonable level, though we are far from getting out of it. There are a lot of challenges but we have to thank God,” the President said.
Earlier in his sermon, the Anglican Primate had urged Nigerians to ensure that peace reigns in the country because Nigerians have no where to seek refuge in crisis situation.
Jonathan urged them not to join evildoer so to wreak havoc on the country because the most sponsors of violence have houses abroad.
He said, “As we celebrate Christmas, we call you to prayer for peace not just for yourself or the nation but also for the world.
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