June 7, 2010

Obasanjo backs Jonathan for 2011

 By Kolade Larewaju

ABEOKUTA – FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said that there was nothing wrong in President Goodluck Jonathan contesting the 2011 Presidential election.

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo spoke  in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, at the reception held in honor of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye by founder of  the Omoilu
Foundation, Mr. Buruji Kashamu.

President Obasanjo who spoke after the Senator representing Ogun East, Senator Lekan Mustapha had also called on  Jonathan to contest saying  that he had not found any reason why Jonathan should not be in office  beyond 2011 as President.

Obasanjo said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in Ogun State must come together if the party hoped to remain in power in the state saying he agreed with Senator Mustapha saying “ I agree with Mustapha on what he said concerning what we are talking about in the country. I have never deceived you before and I will never deceive you’’

Senator Mustapha had said “someone has said it and I know that when that person talks,
that is the way it should be. I am not saying the person is Baba Obasanjo but when he says it, that is what happens. Personally, I don’t see why Jonathan should not continue in office beyond 2011. I believe that is the way it should be.”