President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to reply the allegations made against him by former president Olusegun Obasanjo at the appropriate time, a tweet by the presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati said.
Using his twitter handle, @abati1990, Abati said ?the President himself will, at the appropriate time, offer a full personal response to the most reckless, baseless, unjustifiable and indecorous charges levied against him and his administration by the former Head of State?.
Noting that ?The Presidency acknowledges that ?it ?has indeed received the said letter from Chief Obasanjo? Abati tweeted that ?Chief Olusegun Obasanjo?s letter to President Jonathan is unbecoming, self-serving and highly provocative?.
Abati further tweeted that ?While many patriotic, objective & well-meaning Nigerians have already condemned the leaked letter as self-serving, hypocritical, malicious? the presidency finds it ?unbecoming that the letter has been leaked to the media in a deplorable effort? to? impugn the integrity of the President?.
Obasanjo Tells Jonathan To Forget 2015
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo had written a letter to President Jonathan accusing him of failing to deliver on his promises to the Nigerian people, stem corruption, promote national unity and strengthen national security.
Obasanjo, in the letter, titled Before It Is Too Late, said Jonathan told him before the 2011 election he would not seek a second term, and made the same promise to governors, party stakeholders and Nigerians.
The president?s refusal to keep that promise cast him as a man without honour, Mr. Obasanjo said.
Saying it would be ?fatally morally flawed? for Mr. Jonathan to contest in 2015, Mr. Obasanjo added, ?As a leader, two things you must cherish and hold dear among others are trust and honour both of which are important ingredients of character. I will want to see anyone in the Office of the Presidency of Nigeria as a man or woman who can be trusted, a person of honour in his words and character.?
Obasanjo also accused Mr. Jonathan of anti-party conducts ? supporting opposition parties? candidates in governorship elections in Lagos, Ondo, Edo and Anambra states at the detriment of PDP?s own candidates ?, and of pitting party members against one another.