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Obasanjo debunks death rumours, rift with Jonathan  print

Published on December 16, 2012 by   ·   6 Comments

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend dispelled rumours about his death, saying, “am still alive anyway”.

He made the denial when he met with the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo expressed worry why people should spread death rumour about him.

He said that keeping quiet on issues of national importance was not the best option for him because of his love for Nigeria.

“Because, if there is no Nigeria, there will not be a party and if there is no party, there will be nothing to govern on the platform of the party.

“If there is anything that requires my own comment, position or views I will say it.

“It is my passion, patriotism and love that will continue to make me say my own. If I see something that is inimical to the growth of the party, I will talk,” he said.

Obasanjo expressed his delight over Tukur’s visit, describing the PDP chieftain a respected leader.

“It is always a delight to have our oga visit us to see what we are doing and what we are not doing.

“To know our anxiety, aspirations and concerns. And also to disabuse the minds of the rumour mongers. The President is my President.Those who want me and the chair to quarrel; this visit will keep them quiet.

“Without Nigeria there will be no party even when I was in prison I was not quiet,” he said.

Tukur said that the main purpose of his visit was to appreciate the former PDP Board of Trustees chairman for his persistent and consistent role not only for the party but for the country and the international community.

“Your support has never been relenting and I have come to say” thank you sir,” he said.

Tukur, however, affirmed the leadership of the Dipo Odujirin-led executive in the state, declaring that the party only
recognised the elected executive.

“Whoever the people have elected as far as I am concerned, is the chairman of our party in Ogun,” he said.

Senator Odujinrin and 28 others were elected as members of the state Executive Committee in August 2012 and the election was supervised by the national body of the party.

But Odujinrin’s chairmanship was opposed by a faction of the party who claimed a court ruling was in their favour.

Tukur said : “there is no crisis here in Ogun PDP at all.

“I have come here because of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is the leader of our party and I’m now the chairman.

“We do this with the leaders of our party throughout the country and my own programme is about reconciliation, reformation and rebuilding.

“I have been going round to the leaders and stakeholders of our party. So I can assure you that there is nothing about crisis here.

“Secondly, about discipline in our party; if you listen to what I said in Akwa Ibom, first of all, our own principle today is rebuilding our party based on equity and justice, no imposition so that everybody will feel to be part of that great party.

“It is only when you give people the leadership they did not elect that is when you then start to get crisis.

“As long as you build on harmony, consultation and consensus you will see that the party will be less or at almost zero conflict,” he added. (NAN)

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6 Comments for “Obasanjo debunks death rumours, rift with Jonathan”

  1. omoru

    where do we start?in greed to make desperate money.pastors subject dir poor followers 2mental torture by inciting fear on dem.dey went as far as planting juju in pples compound&charge money for digging it out.separating homes wt false prophesy.fucking poor pples wife ind name of deliverance.during d time of thanking giving dey post pastor out of dir zone&hire a specialist who can extort pple properly.homo sexual&lesbianism is like satchet water in churches now.followers are collecting bribes in dir offices just to meetup pastors demand is now a sacriment.abortion is now legalize in oda to put on beautiful dress b4 pastor. retaining virginity is no longer in vogue.dey now threaten pple to pay up dir tight. pulpit is now campaign ground 4 dirty politcian. apart from oil&gas.church is next money spining bizness.all dis ind name of innocent GOD?kidnappers shd go after dem as a measure of recovering all dis looted money from dis criminal wtout conscience.pls watch an indian movie titled’OH MY GOD’

    • Monday Obiaku

      This is not clear eyes oh! you will need six months fasting to clear your head. it will not be good anybody that need this to yoo. Kia!!

    • EMMANUEL

      DEAR UMORU,WHY NOT REMOVE UR MOTE B4 U CAN REMOVE OTHERS PECK.ARE SURE OF HEAVEN.U ARE ALREADY IN A CERTAIN DANGER OF TONGUE.BEWARE,U AR NOT D JUDGE.GOD IS D JUDGE.U MAY ALSO BE A VICTIM OF CRITICISIZATION IN UR PROFESSION/CAREER IN THE FUTURE.DONT ALWAYS POST SOMETHING LIKE DIS ON AIR.GOD BLESS U MY DEAR.HAPPY NEW YEAR

  2. I can’t understand the problem of UMORU/OMORU.What has Church and pastor got to do with the issue of PDP,Obasanjo and Tukor?If you have problem with Christainity and its leaders,i think you should use another platform to air your grievances.After all you are free to your opinion.Its a free World.

  3. akin omo akin

    I WONDER OH, PEOPLE NOW OPEN THEIR STINKING MOUTH WITH THERE HORRIBLE HANDS AGAINST MEN OF GOD JUST TO BE RELEVANT IN THE SOCIETY, PEOPLE LIKE UMORU NEED TO BE KEPT BEHIND BARS OR RATHER TAKING TO ARO FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION.

  4. Cathy

    @ OMORU am not suprised, cos the devil is looking for agent to help him destroy GOD’s people nd u have volunteered to help him out.. What a pity u dont care about ur life u might be an activist but use it in a more decent way be careful what u say or air BE WARNED!!!!!! Adress d issue on ground

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