Obasanjo Faces Investigation 24 Hours After Jonathan’s Reply

Date: 24-12-2013 4:16 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Ikedi Ike
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24 hours After Jonathan’s Reply: Obasanjo Faces Investigation

December 24, 2013



Barely 24 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan’s reply to an earlier letter written to him by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, the nation’s security agencies have concluded arrangements to “interview” the former leader, for him to “explain details” of some of the allegations he made in the letter.

LEADERSHIP gathered that but for the absence of the former leader from the country, an inter-departmental team of the nation’s security apparatus was on the verge of visiting Obasanjo in Abeokuta or at his farm in Otta, Ogun State on the mission, which a source called “routine”.

It was also gathered that even though President Jonathan had in his response to the former president’s letter given indications that relevant security agencies would probe some of the allegations in the December 2, 2013 letter sent to him, the move to investigate had indeed been concluded before the president’s letter that was released to the press Sunday night.

According to the source, the inter-departmental security team has in it representatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Police.

Regardless of the arrangement, the source said it was not meant to be an invitation, as such could be misinterpreted as government’s moving against those with dissenting voices.

“The best the security agencies can do under this circumstance is to interview the former president for us to be given the opportunity to know from him what the nation’s security community did not know before now.

“You ought to know that security apparatus does not work like politicians; anywhere and whenever politicians have problems, security agencies tend to steer clear, because they know how they settle their differences.

“But in this case, certain issues have been unravelled in form of allegations in the said letter, which in the thinking of those in the best position, requires that further information be sought from the former president.

“But the only thing is that he has to be given first charge respect as a former president of the country; it is either the team visits him in Abeokuta or in his Otta farm or anywhere he deems necessary, in order for him to explain details to the team,” he said.

He further said, “This is very important and needs not to be politicised, because some of the issues border on the nation’s security and security of individuals who are players in the polity.”

Obasanjo, had in his letter sent to President Jonathan, alleged that he was training a killer squad to watch over 1,000 perceived political opponents.

Part of the letter had read: “Allegation of keeping over 1000 people on political watch list rather than criminal or security watch list and training snipers and other armed personnel secretly and clandestinely acquiring weapons to match for political purposes like Abacha and training them where Abacha trained his own killers, if it is true, it cannot augur well for the initiator, the government and the people of Nigeria.

“Here again, there is the lesson of history to learn from for anybody who cares to learn from history. Mr. President would always remember that he was elected to maintain security for all Nigerians and protect them.

“And no one should prepare to kill or maim Nigerians for personal or political ambition or interest of anyone.

The Yoruba adage says, ‘The man with whose head coconut is broken may not live to savour the taste of the succulent fruit.’ Those who advise you to go hard on those who oppose you are your worst enemies.

Democratic politics admits and is permissive of supporters and opponents. When the consequences come, those who have wrongly advised you will not be there to help carry the can. Egypt must teach some lesson.”

When contacted the special adviser to the president on political matters, Ahmed Gulak said, “Whether or not the security agencies have set up a team to either have audience with the former president or not remains within the purview of the security agencies.

Only the office of the NSA or any other relevant security official can answer that question because it is not a political matter but a security one.

“Besides, you have read the president’s reply; he made it clear that the security agencies will probe; so take it like that.”

SSS keeps mum
When LEADERSHIP contacted the spokesperson of the SSS, Marilyn Ogar, through calls and text messages, there was no reply as at press time.

The text message reads: “Good evening Ma, kindly confirm the information that the SSS is to quiz former President Olusegun Obasanjo in connection with his letter to President Jonathan. We need the confirmation for a balanced report. Prompt reply will be appreciated, Ma. Thank you.”

Posted: at 24-12-2013 04:16 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- miamivice at 24-12-2013 05:00 PM (10 years ago)
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Well safety first.Jonathan might be planning to hold on to power via that stucky thug,, but If Obasanjo was trying to score points then 2 bad. for him.
Posted: at 24-12-2013 05:00 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ausnowx at 24-12-2013 06:35 PM (10 years ago)
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9z step..let h explain better...
Posted: at 24-12-2013 06:35 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- schmit at 24-12-2013 06:53 PM (10 years ago)
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dem still dey on top dis matter? I think say he don end oo
Posted: at 24-12-2013 06:53 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cocoeni at 24-12-2013 07:01 PM (10 years ago)
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Nothing to contributes,specially when it comes to  the. Issue of dis two. Politcal partners in crime,bros. Jonathan bring groundnut nd uncle shege obasanjo bring garri,mata don setltle. be dat. oo,na only common pple u go suffer am ..
Posted: at 24-12-2013 07:01 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Kingoflion at 24-12-2013 07:25 PM (10 years ago)
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Yes surely Obj should be questioned and he must give facts and evidences to back his words. Because based on the letters, i realized that Obasanjo have his informants which may in any way give a false information. Mind you that as OBJ have his informants loyal to him, such class of informants are also loyal to other political opponents. Therefore, he must be questioned and if found guilty should be hanged because he only poured out his angry manners thinking that he is untouchable. No body is above the law. We are no more in army regime where they kill and look any how without anybody to question them. The truth about it is that it is obvious and clear to all Nigerians that Good luck Jonathan is a blood sucker like Obj. Through out his regime we have not witnessed any political killings. It is only Boko harram which was brought to the country by the northerners that is blood sucking and killing innocent citizens. It is clear to us. I know that one day monkey will go market and will not return. I pray that God will touch the heart of this evil doers in my country Nigeria to repent for our progress. We are not happy still living outside Nigeria when our own country is blessed with all natural resources. Long live Nigeria my own nation.
Posted: at 24-12-2013 07:25 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Kingoflion at 24-12-2013 07:28 PM (10 years ago)
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Jonathan is not a blood sucker like OBJ was what i mean in my above comment.
Posted: at 24-12-2013 07:28 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- micc at 24-12-2013 08:17 PM (10 years ago)
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I dey laugh as I dey watch this movie
Posted: at 24-12-2013 08:17 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- zoe61 at 24-12-2013 08:41 PM (10 years ago)
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Zombies
Posted: at 24-12-2013 08:41 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- kelemann at 24-12-2013 09:12 PM (10 years ago)
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Why ObJ dey run naaa. Why not stay and explain what you wrote in the letter. If anybody ever said such when u were the president, na for grave him for dey by now. My broda I still dey laff ooooooh.
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:12 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 24-12-2013 09:13 PM (10 years ago)
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time will tell
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:13 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- malamy at 24-12-2013 09:14 PM (10 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:14 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 24-12-2013 09:43 PM (10 years ago)
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am sure that old sojja is upto the task
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:43 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- 2bify at 24-12-2013 09:50 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: schmit on 24-12-2013 06:53 PM
dem still dey on top dis matter? I think say he don end oo
which matter dey wan end so??? matter just start, the old fool dey talk anyhow, e go good make them teach am lesson, how can he accuse a president of training snippers, also accuse him of having 1000 political names on watch list, monkey don go market, make we dey wait to see how e wan take return, na wetin make Abach wan off the old man before, cos he too talk yeye talk
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:50 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 24-12-2013 09:54 PM (10 years ago)
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look at the jargon the idiot is saying
lest you forget, this is fed republic of nigeria and not the yeye and lawlessness biafara
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:54 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- 2bify at 24-12-2013 09:57 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 24-12-2013 09:54 PM
look at the jargon the idiot is saying
lest you forget, this is fed republic of nigeria and not the yeye and lawlessness biafara
WHAT DO U MEAN 2SAY ARNE BANZA?Huh?Huh?
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:57 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 2bify at 24-12-2013 09:57 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 24-12-2013 09:54 PM
look at the jargon the idiot is saying
lest you forget, this is fed republic of nigeria and not the yeye and lawlessness biafara
WHAT DO U MEAN 2SAY ARNE BANZA?Huh?Huh?
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:57 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 24-12-2013 09:59 PM (10 years ago)
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vagabond
Posted: at 24-12-2013 09:59 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- dareper at 24-12-2013 10:13 PM (10 years ago)
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Una dey make noise
Posted: at 24-12-2013 10:13 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- 2bify at 24-12-2013 10:14 PM (10 years ago)
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ARNE BANZA
Posted: at 24-12-2013 10:14 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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