2015: Group Knocks OBJ Over Letter To Jonathan
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has lambasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his call on President Jonathan to forget about 2015, saying only God can stop the re-election bid of the President.

Recall that the former President had on Wednesday wrote to President Jonathan to forget re-election bid in the 2015 general election.

The NDIMRC in a press statement, signed by Nelly Emma (President), John Sailor (Secretary) and Mukoro Stanley (Public Relations officer), implored the former President to desist from further attacking President Jonathan.

The group, while saying that the former President was responsible for the woes of the country, made it clear that; “President Jonathan cannot forget about the 2015 general elections; he has the right to contest. All Nigerians should encourage the President to seek re-election in 2015 to fix the many woes of the country caused by former President Obasanjo who is today asking President Jonathan to forget 2015.”

“We know very well that the former President and his likes are responsible for the current crisis in the PDP just to distract President Jonathan but we are urging the President to be courageous and seek re-election in 2015.

“We want to make it known to former President Obasanjo that only God can stop the re-election bid of President Jonathan in 2015. The President has tried his best for the country and it is only proper for right thinking Nigerians to support his re-election bid in 2015. It is a pity that a former head of state and respected elder statesman like Obasanjo who invaded the peace loving people of Odi, is out campaigning against the re-election of President Jonathan and we are not going to accept this from the former President,” the group wrote.

While urging the former President to immediately withdraw the letter and apologize to the President, the group advised other former leaders in the country to support the re-election of the President in 2015, saying that; “We know the evil plot of Obasanjo and General Buhari against President Jonathan in 2015 and they will fail.”

The group wrote further; “Former President Obasanjo invaded Odi and went away with it and nobody moved against him when he contested for second term. We in the Niger Delta region will surprise people like Obasanjo, Buhari and others who are trying their best to make the country ungovernable for one of our own who is working night and day to make Nigeria a better country.

“President Jonathan is making all efforts to leave the country better than he met it and yet former President Obasanjo and his likes are doing everything to frustrate him, but they will not go too far in their unpatriotic plot against President Jonathan. We from the oil-rich Niger Delta region have nothing to lose at the end of the day. But we do not know why Obasanjo hate the people of the Niger Delta region so much, a region that has done so much for him. It is in the best interest of former President Obasanjo to support the re-election of President Jonathan in 2015.

It added that; “Nigerians, especially elder statesmen like Obasanjo, Buhari and IBB, should create the needed peace for President Jonathan to move the country to greatness. But we dare say once again that no man can stop the re-election of President Jonathan in 2015, except God. We want to warn that nobody should distract the focused Federal Government led by President Jonathan; let Obasanjo and his cohorts that have created big crisis in PDP leave President Jonathan alone, enough is enough.”

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