President Jonathan has said Olusegun Obasanjo is still is father despite his criticisms

February 21, 2015 10:19 am
 President Jonathan has said Obasanjo is still is father despite his criticisms towards him. Speaking to Tribune editors he said

First and foremost, Obasanjo is a father to me. By divine providence
and the grace of God, I am the President of today. It is not by
my strength. But God uses human beings to actualise His own blessings
on human beings. And He used so many Nigerians, including former
President Obasanjo, to play one role or the other for me.

“I became the deputy governor of a state, became the governor, the vice
president and president. I have no issues with him, and I really don’t
want to join issues with President Obasanjo. I think it is not
necessary.” 

“But I will use this opportunity, because you asked, to just plead with
my father that he is a leader, a former president of the country. He has
led the country more than anybody — eight years of democratic
governance and almost four years of military governance. No other person
has that kind of record.

“So, actions and inactions, or utterances, should be guarded so that
we don’t expose our country to the international community as if it is a
country in danger, a country that is about to collapse. You are
frightening investors, especially those who invest hot cash, to pull out
their money from the country and that would affect the stock market and
it would affect the economy.
“For one reason or the other, Obasanjo
may disagree with me as his first political son. You can even disagree
with your own biological children, as a human being, not to talk of
disagreeing with your political children. So, he can agree or disagree
with me, but the utterances have to be managed in a way that it does not
affect the economy and security of this country.”

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