The Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, has said that in view of former President OlusegunÂ Obasanjoâ€™s antecedents,Â it has become necessary to warn President Goodluck Jonathan to be careful the way he listens to Obasanjo because it is already evident that Obasanjo has a strong hold on the government of Dr. Jonathan.
PPAâ€™s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ben Onyechere, in a statement in Akwa, Anambra State said, â€œObasanjo will certainly deny Jonathan at some point the way he denied Yarâ€™Adua while pretending to support a Jonathan Presidency. The hurry in withdrawing the suit against Nuhu Ribadu smacks of dishonour for Yarâ€™Adua and weakness on the side of Jonathan.
â€œThe only way Jonathan can be taken seriously is when he brings Obasanjo to book for the atrocities he committed against this nation. No foreign country will take your anti-corruption crusade seriously when you have not brought the chairman of corruption to book.
â€œAlready it is known that Jonathan consults Obasanjo in every appointment, such that all the fundamentalÂ achievements of Yarâ€™Adua are being derogated and decimated because Yarâ€™Adua decided to be his own man against Obasanjoâ€™s expectation.
Â â€œThe reason every body is mourning Yarâ€™Adua is because he was less depen-dent on Obasanjo, and his anti-people activities. That Obasanjo nominated Jonathan for Vice President is not enough ground for control.â€