The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s numerous criticisms of President Goodluck Jonathan had nothing to do with the betterment of the country.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, Director of Media and Publicity of the organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, debunked Obasanjo’s allegations that President Jonathan was trying to perpetuate himself in office.
According to Fani-Kayode, Obasanjo was simply trying to play God.
“The bottom line is this: President Obasanjo’s grouse with President Jonathan is personal and it has nothing to do with Nigeria.
“He should leave Nigeria out of it and let us all be. If he has a personal score to settle with Jonathan he should not do so at the expense of the peace and stability of Nigeria.
“If he wants to stop Jonathan then let him attempt to do so through the democratic process and through the ballot box and not through foul and unconstitutional means.
“We said it before and we will say it again: gone are the days that any President can be tele-guided and controlled because we have all come of age.
“We continue to hold President Obasanjo in high esteem but his recent actions and utterances are beyond the pale. He has been unfair to Jonathan, to Nigeria and even to himself.
“Most importantly the days of intimidating others with his harsh words and overbearing influence are long over. Obasanjo is not God.
“Only God is God and He alone determines the fortunes of men and the destiny of nations.”
Fani-Kayode said that after Jonathan came to power, Obasanjo tried to tele-guide the President and wanted him to do certain things which the president rejected.