My Comments On Jonathan’s Leadership Was Not To Castigate Him – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, held a-three-hour- closed door meeting with five governors of the people’s Democratic Party, PDP, in his home and declared that, the problems facing the country are redeemable.

Obasanjo who hosted to Governors Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom, Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Isa Yuguda of Bauchi and Liyel Imoke of Cross-River states said the closed door meeting was to deliberate on the serious problems affecting the country.

The governors who were led by the Chairman of PDP governors, Akpabio, into the palatial private home of the former President located at Olusegun Obasanjo Hiltop, in Abeokuta at 12:noon went straight to one of the private rooms of the former President for the meeting.

From Left Governor of Bauchi State, Ishaya Aguda, Godwin Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obansajo, Muhazu Aliu Babagida of Niger State, Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and Liwel Imoke of  Cross River State during the visit to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hill Top Resident GRA Ibara, Abeokuta on the 4th December, 2014. PHOTO WUMI AKINOLA

They emerged from the meeting three hours after and addressed newsmen who had besieged the house of the former President.

Security and economy

Addressing newsmen, Obasanjo thanked the governors for their concern for the nation, saying; “They were concerned about what you may call the situation of the nation-security and economy.

‘’I have raised most of what we discussed in my own public pronouncements in recent times, not to castigate anybody, not to bad-mouth anybody, not to run anybody down, but, out of genuine concern for the situation of this country and that is the same thing that brought them and I want to thank them.

“When we looked at these issues closely, very objectively, we came to the conclusion that, we have a bad situation, but, not irredeemably bad. Something can still be done and what now is required is the will and the courage to do something when and how it needs to be done. We agreed on that.

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