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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Obasanjo is a father to me and I am his first political son - GEJ

President Jonathan says despite former Pres. Obasanjo's recent verbal attacks on his administration, he still sees him as his father and his first Political son. GEJ said God used people, including the former president to make him become the President of Nigeria. President Jonathan said this in an interview with Tribune in Lagos
"First and foremost, Obasanjo is a father to me. By divine providence and the grace of God, I am the President of Nigeria today. It is not by my strength. But God uses human beings to actualise His own blessings on human beings. And He used so many Nigerians, including former President Obasanjo, to play one role or the other for me. I became the deputy governor of a state, became the governor, the vice president and president. I have no issues with him, and I really don’t want to join issues with President Obasanjo. 
I think it is not necessary. But I will use this opportunity, because you asked, to just plead with my father that he is a leader, a former president of the country. He has led the country more than anybody, eight years of democratic governance and almost four years of military governance. No other person has that kind of record. The stability of this country is critical in terms of the economy of this country. Rating agencies downgrade countries that are going into elections because the feeling is that there would be crisis. When you paint the colour of instability for your own nation, you are doing so much injustice to the country because it affects the economy of the country, not just affecting the country in terms of security and social issues alone. It affects the economy directly. So, I plead with very senior citizens that Nigeria is dear to us; we don’t have any other country than Nigeria. So, actions and inactions, or utterances, should be guarded so that we don’t expose our country to the international community as if it is a country in danger, a country that is about to collapse. You are frightening investors, especially those who invest hot cash, to pull out their money from the country and that would affect the stock market and it would affect the economy. For one reason or the other, Obasanjo may disagree with me as his first political son. You can even disagree with your own biological children, as a human being, not to talk of disagreeing with your political children. So, he can agree or disagree with me, but the utterances have to be managed in a way that it does not affect the economy and security of this country"he said.
On how he felt watching Chief Obasanjo destroy his PDP membership card on the television, Jonathan said the incident had no effect on him because the attacks had been consistent.

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AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Kikikiki... goodluck o,we don hear,but sai Buhari,

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Kikikiki... goodluck o,we don hear,but sai Buhari,

Olajide Amoo said...

God dey #ABJID

me,masef and eyes!!! said...

Very humble fella...
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*ah mk her cum first...den ah folo de lead*

Angry Citizen said...

Chei! No be small thing. Anyway,Linda next plss....

kate Isangha said...

Nice response

Stuch Bedsheet said...

Obasanjo used to support him until his administration started failing Nigerians !

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Igwe Chioma said...

I just love dis man GEJ! Waiting for bonario to comment rubbish! And waiting for dat foolish aboki to comment sometin meaningless as usual.LOLO1

Bonita Bislam said...

Such a humble reply!

chloe said...

Nice one!!

Olusegun Oladoyin said...

That's what I call maturity.

Olumide David said...

Lmao ...seem GEJ no sabi him real daddy sef, 2 weeks ago, Babangida was his father ...fast forward to today, its OBJ! thats what happens when mummy sleeps arnd too much *sarcasm*

Lamide Giwa said...

hmmm......may God help us.I just pray Nigeria would rise against all odds,how i so wish!

kehinde opatewa said...

What mature and prudent response...I hope OBJ sees this and take a clue!

flozy katty said...

Ok ooo, politics politics.








***floxycares***

Presh Chinny said...

GEJ...The man of d people

ADELOYE AKINTOMIDE said...

Sensible thing to say...
#GodblessNigeria

ary said...

When someone wants to ruin you with hate you destroyed them with love. This another way to play this game, make OBJ look like an idiot! Finally GEJ people are doing something right, I like how they are playing this game.

salifu ebiojo said...

Well spoken GEJ even tho am not a fan.

Anonymous said...

A man of wisdom! Long live GEJ

mary kabiru said...

Because he commot from APC to PDP

Funkiedipsy said...

Well said

Uchechi Favour said...

all na wash they knw better pls give me another better gist

Ajayi Olufuwa said...

ok... buh #CHANGE has come

igwe Adaobi said...

Better
Is good you respect ur elders

Tamia lixir said...

A wise man, the content of a man's character can be judged by his words. It has been said over time 'man speak, that I might see thee'. From who we are comes our speech.

Oluchi Lambert said...

That is my President talking with wisdom #sai Jonathan#
Say no to Violent

Anonymous said...

Bad guy!

joshua james said...

Ok ooo keep on respecting your oga at the top..





....JOSHSAYSO...LIB...FAN

EmirateBaby said...

Obj hmmmmm

christie benjamin said...

That's very sweet of him to say after all that has happened......that's how mature men reason and am kinda proud of you Mr president......no room for malice........*No further details*


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Austine Onyedibe said...

U always talk like a God sent I give it to u as the most humble president that I avever seen......Oh God what a man do u gave to us....God let ur will be done

Anonymous said...

Y famz tho

Sophia stephen said...

Carry go my presido.


GEJ TILL 2019


@SOPHIA STEPHEN

SOCHIMA Dike said...

Word. But they can't use chaa chaa

STORY STORY said...

Humble submission

Emmanuel Apalowo said...

Is this guy serious? Mind his utterances? Nigga, ur PDP spokesmen and members at large have been saying things that can end the world and not just a country. What have u done to caution them? Kk, when it's against u then it's wrong right? Typical of PDP!

Suleiman aisha said...

Matured respond, for the first time you talk sense.

Hypertek IshOlawale said...

Truthful lies......

Anonymous said...

GEJ is a very good man. With God's help I hope to see him conquer Buhari's Boko Haram very soon. Then we will see more growth & development. Y'all should mark my words.

Shina Shine said...

yes, Mr Jona may God bless you with wisdom. you speak so quiet & gentle, and this has been the weapon u have & use to melt the masses heart, but at the same time it's doesn't change the situation of the country likewise increase the developmental growth of the nation. i also believe that utterances should be manage in irrespective of the nation brouhaha and others affairs within the nation.





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chijioke kingsley said...

His advisers really worked. Dis tym on hw he shud ans d question...well done GEJ..na you we know

Anonymous said...

So,which kind of son describes his daddy as a Tout?!
Nija politicians and doublespeak!

Anonymous said...

I Love You Mr President! God Win,You win!!

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

Political speech..........


Moye says so via BB Passport...Courtesy LIB....

Anonymous said...

We have our mind made up Pres Jona. You have tricked us before by forming humility and pretending you listened to the travails of Nigerian citizen. Make peace with God and leave Obj out of this. God bless Nigeria. Ish 60:16

Niger Delta Entertainment said...

what a gentleman. I love you so much my President. you're trulu the definition of a gentleman.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't want to join issues cos he knows baba speaks the truth about gejs administration!

white Berry said...

GEJ spoke as if he is scared of OBJ. Anyway Noted!!!

Eddy Mycky said...

I love this man, wise mode of speech. #GEJ.

T2 said...

Really nice one coming from.mr. President...chai! small small shading dey inside sha.....see sense! Weldone sir

Karlsson said...

That's how to handle issues, need not join issues with someone who's he'll bent on dragging down with him. OBJ should act his age for once n stop being an AGBAYA. GEJ till 2019. UBANAGUM

adeola said...

Well said Mr president, our utterances should be 'well' guided starting from the leaders(GEJ,OBJ,GMB,Asari,Lai) and the followers(Me,You,They), security officers(Mba)

EDDY WIZ said...

MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.


That's his own cup of zobo.
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femi emmanuel said...

I give it to Jonathan on this. #wordsofwisdom.

Dare Joseph Joseph said...

humble & wise statements.

Jamilu Mamman said...

Ibeg.......next story *thamixbreed*

Izu ofodile said...

you are a bad son if your papa disowns you!!! jona still dont understand

Anonymous said...

A man that is well read is well read.with this answer Mr president i will vote for u.my people I understand where we are coming frm n what we are use to (Rush life) GEJ might be slow to some of us But He knows what he is doing.pls my Good n Blessed people of a blessed nation give GEJ a second chance. Thanks n God bless

Anonymous said...

A man that is well read is well read.with this answer Mr president i will vote for u.my people I understand where we are coming frm n what we are use to (Rush life) GEJ might be slow to some of us But He knows what he is doing.pls my Good n Blessed people of a blessed nation give GEJ a second chance. Thanks n God bless

Gyasi Sirimou said...

Don't criticize him its loyalty.

austin steve said...

It is well with us,in this nation

austin steve said...

God will help this nation

KayMaths said...

Gaskia! People think Jonathan is Clueless, but I tell he isn't. So matured of him....

Sam Bello said...

GEJ is wise. His reactions to Obasanjo revealed that. It us unfortunate if elders do what children should do and get caned for- Sam Bello.

Anonymous said...

A very Good response, people need to think of the economic impact some of their actions n utterances may have, not just Obasanjo.

truth said...

Jonathan is so smart....People say he is a Mugu but he knows how to play politics

Harmony Best said...

This man is a humble crook #GEJbackToOtuoke

OKIEMUTE EMAWHE said...

well said, we should learn to respect the office of the President no matter who is there or the region that person represent

kidykuz said...

Anyhow I must vote for change

Anonymous said...

A man of Peace and great wisdom. #GEJ till 2019

Paul Benard said...

I may not like the way u handle some aspect of governance of this nation which requires more strictness but I ll always admire ur humility. u r humility personified!¡¡ Thats why the likes of obasanjo are still talkin n walking the street free

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I agree even though I won't voting for Jonathan in the coming elections.

Anonymous said...

Goodluck Jonathan i so much love your humility and choice of words here...

Bunny said...

We have hear

Chikata Chidinma. said...

oga GEJ.the LORD is ur strength.its not easy to even lead a group of people let alone a whole nation.Nigeria will surely overcome all the challenges.

Anonymous said...

nice one and one love keep us together

Anonymous said...

My amiable presido! God will see us thru!

pam eucharia said...

Today z my birthdaY,GEJ,can u please stop dz political stuff & wish me HappybirthdaY ahA

Ibekwe Chidimma said...

Thank u ooo. To defend our unity as we sing in national anthem and pledge we are not. Nice speech . GEJ till 2019

Gbolahan Akinbode said...

Hmmmmm wise words but i still believe in changes that's all

Anonymous said...

When u were organising interim government you know know

CHERRY said...

Seen!

Victor Udale said...

Words of wisdom there my able presido

Anonymous said...

Well said but start parking your things, come may 29 all road leads to otuoke. Tired of your inactive governance.

Victor Solomon said...

GEJ is beginning to play some maturity game now and that could help him out.

carina jacob said...

Obj.. Baba toh bad.

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

Touching and careful not to touch the vipers tail. The country is indeed unstable.

QUEEN AMANDA said...

Eyaaaa humble man

Anonymous said...

If he is like a father to you, them why don't you for once try to listen to his point of view, he has led this country try 3x and we had peace and no BH. Why did you call him a motor park tout because he was trying to warn you that the people around you are leading you the wrong way! Was he not right? Now, see how hard you have to work to try to win the election, see what mess the country is in now-there is a saying that only an old tree can tell the shrubs of a pending storm. Btw, only a bastard son will call his father a thug. This is why Nigerians and now some people within your party no longer have confidence in you. You are not a wise leader.

Jules Louis said...

Hmm. Always speaking cautiously which is d best. Diplomacy!

Anonymous said...

Jonathan is the best Prsident nig. Has ever produced

Debbie Chelsea said...

I love u my presido

ultraboy sheriff said...

Nice one!

Lady nicer Y said...

I love this GEJ for who he is.he is peaceful within and without.

Anonymous said...

Shoroniyen........U Shall leave Jona

Anonymous said...

The son now advising the father.... Am impressed. Obj should get his acts together.

olaleye otun said...

Obj will do anything that pays his game, even if u are his biological son, afterall Gbenga is his biological son & baba loves getting his(Gbenga) wife to bed. #NobodyIsGod

Uduak Etim said...

President Goodluck lives, breathes and speaks "Peace". Some other President may have attacked Former president Obasanjo but No, not GEJ. If this is not humility then I will never understand the meaning of the word.

Uduak Etim said...

President Goodluck lives, breathes and speaks "Peace". Some other President may have attacked Former president Obasanjo but No, not GEJ. If this is not humility then I will never understand the meaning of the word.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hmmmmm, oga Jona keep playing mind games with Baba Iyabo. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hmmmmm, oga Jona keep playing mind games with Baba Iyabo. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hmmmmm, oga Jona keep playing mind games with Baba Iyabo. Linda take note!

Anthony Dugbo said...

I will give it to GEJ. Pls Obj listen to your or son Ok

emike marian said...

Eyah! sowi iyee......

princess said...

Wise response!!!

Anonymous said...

GEJ you have spoken well. God will see you through all these issues. You will remain our president. Amen

Caris Wooler said...

Loving GEJ on this issue.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

We don hear

Olori Isis said...

Ufo cha kpi, woooo! Dis is tales by moonlight. Political father and son.. na d style wey u take de beg baba iyabo be dis?

reuben john said...

nice words from a nice President

power aguter said...

Well a father can disown a son and same thing applicable to a son to disown a father, I see no reason why President Jonathan should not disown the old ugly thing and so what if made you a president excuse me na today.

Anonymous said...

Good answer.humble man

Jude Obasogie said...

Very Wise comment Mr President, Keep it up, those who are with you are more than those against.

Osuagwu Friday Niles said...

Goodman, Goodluck.Gejilove

Anonymous said...

See shade!!

Henry Chuba said...

See matured Yan,no be OBJ wey go run mouth like gutter wey dey lick,beginning wonder weda Obj had a good home training from his folks

Sidney Izulu said...

Now that's a wise man. You are bound for greatness when you honour whom you regard as your father(s). It is Scriptural. GEJ will keep making waves cus his heart is right. It transcends presidency. We all must learn this.

Anonymous said...

More matured than his so called father! GEJ all the way

La said...

Confused man, our economy is dead and buried.

Anonymous said...

I sincerely love our President. If only he'll promise to work with people like Fashola, Oshomole, Amechi, Mrs Oby etc I might consider voting for him. May God continue to give him wisdom and also give him the strength to control his wife and the nation.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes commenting on issues like this is a waste of time..

They are all in for their personal pocket.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan's approach to Obasanjo's maligning attacks is so mature. I must give it to him.

It takes the grace of God and utmost maturity to handle Obasanjo and his near childish shenanigans.

See, once again, Jonathan has chosen the path of honor, rather than the path of pettiness like some old men who won't let us be.

#SaiJonathan

fredy obot said...

Dis is gej is better dan buhari i love him for dat

E - Rella said...

By fire by force..lol. Pls visit rellaidiovo.blogspot.com

chinwelovesNseEkpeEtim said...

I luv u GEJ

Dunne Psalm said...

You can even disagree with your own biological children, as a human being, not to talk of disagreeing with your political children. So, he can agree or disagree with me, but the utterances have to be managed in a way that it does not affect the economy and security of this country" qoute of the day I rest my case

Mercy Kings said...

@osuagwu wat did he do for u Gejilove except he trained u through uni or otherwise u are just deceiving urself talking of love mixed with politics

Nky sunshine said...

Mr. President, l love you for this matured answer and the way you responded. May God continue to give you more wisdom to excel.

Subomi said...

ok...... been impressed with GEJ in the last 3 months than I have been in 4 years.. still not a fan but very well said.

Anonymous said...

Una all be mumu, allow all this politicians to be playing pranks on u people, can't you see that the clash between them has been settled, check out what obasanjo said about the PDP card and what Jonathan just said, wake up Nigerians

Anonymous said...

Well said,but xcluding Amechi. He Amechi is incapable of taking orders from pple. He is very arrogant.

Anonymous said...

If only GEJ can come out openly like this to speak on the issues seriously affecting our country.Becos he needs our votes he is apologising to his political father openly.NO to GEJ and YES TO BUHARI/OSINBAJO

Anonymous said...

GEJ MEN OF GOOD HEART

Anonymous said...

Display and exhibition of maturity and humility. I am not your fan but u hav wisdom. If it's God's will u will be re elected

Anonymous said...

Good n mature reply

Goaldyn Boy said...

Goodluck Jonathan has a large heart! Unlike Obasanjo and Buhari that has unforgiving spirit!

Nigerians don't appreciate the freedom they are enjoying today! If it were to be under Obj or Buhari govt, a lot of journalists, bloggers and the oppositions would have been hounded to prison and even killed!

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Sai Buhari

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

I luv Buhari more

Anonymous said...

All nan wayo! You won't abuse him but sent your other Father and friends to do the dirty work for you

steve said...

God bless u Gej.

"if the lord be for u who can be against u"

Gej all the way till 2019

PRETTY GIRL said...

I kee saying it,forget politics, GEJ is a good man with a good heart.....

PRETTY GIRL said...

I keep saying it,forget politics, GEJ is a good man with a good heart.....

Ai Mai said...

Well said.

joypearl ikang said...

GEJ is sooo humble buh we need him 2 chnage things in dis country..Vewi wise response..prayin dat God grants u the grace 2 run this wahala country

Anonymous said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

How is this relevant to the discussion? did u actually think before writing this ...I doubt!

Anonymous said...

Just a click will change ur life..http://youthinvite.com/?user=2246

Anonymous said...

U can't even construct a good English

Anonymous said...

GEJTILL2019

Sunday Akpan said...

U are d biggest fool so far on lib.will u ever compare obj admin to get?after all d former did in his tanure. Who will listen to his advise

NMaa said...

Jona muo. No bad utterances bk to obj. Dat is a good leader.

NMaa said...

So right. Linda ikeji would hav been in prison by nau lol.

olaleye otun said...

With this ur English! U better follow buhari sharp sharp. Blood is thicker than H20

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

All this to prove what ?? Still not getting d relevance of this article abi statement

obiora said...

As humble as always. GEJ till 2019.

olaleye otun said...

@Mercy why art thy head so empty?

Anonymous said...

I wish people know that this man is behind boko haram just to cripple north-west and keep them from voting. I just wish.

olaleye otun said...
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betty kuso said...

GEJ may God give you Wisdom like king Solomon. Deliver you from enemies like Daniel from lion'sden. Crown you again May the 29th like David. God is on your side my president.

chinwe Nzeh said...

That's a man with wisdom and respect. That is how to address an issue not wit insulting words. Tank u Mr president. Am proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Obj has always been a greedy man..Nigerians love noisy people..because dey re noisy..goodluck doesn't talk ..APC and change.what has changed in their states? What did Amaechi do?or tinubu or the overrated fashola ...Nigeria today is better than OBJ regime....Nigerians most know fighting terrorism is not a days job...we all that are always criticizing GEJ we should all go and confront boko haram ...hw many years did Osama,Sadam stay?or this Isis?our economy has grown for those who don't knw...please APC will not change shit because they can't...the devil u knw is better than the angel you don't knw...

Anonymous said...

God gives grace to the humble.
God bless u humble President!

Anonymous said...

Your wisdom and humility are great virtue! We who are with you are soo many more than those who are against you.

#moreGoodluck2Nigeriatill2019.

Ojowuro Oluwafemi said...

Wise words presido..... Wish you all the best if GOD still want you there no man can uproot but if not vice versa . Jah continue to help you sir

udeze obumneme said...

Prodigal son...

chemmywalata walata said...

Political tricks to earn him votes smh, gej is so desperate honestly even the other rivals (apc ncp apga anpp and kowa party them ain't as desperate as he is now

Anonymous said...

What do you know? zip

victor ik said...

Good president, humble response.

dolapo ojietohamen said...

@ pam eucharia hbd

QUEEN AMANDA said...

U are so dumb

nenye said...

Nice one Mr president. U r such a humble man

QUEEN AMANDA said...

Minus Amechi plus peter obi

QUEEN AMANDA said...

I tot ur subscription has finished who dash u money to subscribe. We've rily had cool moment here without u and ur childish comment

Anonymous said...

After calling obasanjo a motor park tout.he is now your political father.hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

"A man that is well read is well read"!! You will vote because he said he is a political grandson or because he provided hospitals for women and children? Roads for the Nigerian population? Or security ? You obviously are not "read" at all!

Me and u said...

Nice words from President Jona, no denying he is a good man, but dat doesn't make him a good leader. God help naija.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 4 Your maturity and humility. whether you win or lose you will Stand tall at the end Knowing you did your best. Sometimes a nation of Wicked people needs a Wicked leader like an Ahab for them to remember what good looks like

Rex Aniah said...

Wow! Good talk!

Anonymous said...

Lovely response!

prettiyz said...

Nice statement,he still remembers and respect pple that made him

Anonymous said...

Thats my president. ... GEJ all the way joor

Nnenne George said...

...And OBJ administration didn't fail us?... U must either be coming in from MARS or you're high on cheap drugs...See let me educate u incase your shallow brain is no longer functioning properly. It was dis devil man called Obansanjo administration that brought Nigeria to where we are today and his mess is what GEJ is trying to fix. He's an evil man trying to remove himself from every possible blames because the seat he's occupying now in PDP is no longer favourable to him. We say NO to Political Fatherism. GEJ can no longer be controlled like a puppet. He needs to focus and lead us well till 2019...and no Shango can stop him.. We're still matching👍

Anonymous said...

Oh please can u shut up already dis aboki....

Anonymous said...

U r obviously daft

Anonymous said...

No mind them...this gej na real man of deceit, he will stand there playing a saint but will tell okupe and fkk and fayose and the others to do his dirty work....nonsense, I'm not moved....is this not the same gej that called obj a political tout some months back? Now it's election time and his popularity is waning and all of a sudden obj is now his fada again...few weeks back, ibb was his fada....gej which is it?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha no mind the drunken master....I thought he left obj for ibb? Nonesense

Anonymous said...

God will strengthen you and grant you more wisdom Mr president

Anonymous said...

He was a failure then and he will still be because If any one tries to convince me about casting my vote for buhari, then it all means that " the labours of our heroes past" has been in vain because they couldn't raise a successor to reign after them. What humble president. Sai GEJ

Anonymous said...

Well spoken.

APPLE said...

I love GEJ, he is the most humble president ever. GEJ till 2019.

Mercy seat said...

Commenters ::: note and really note how polite, and humble a controller of armed force of FRN is.... We will never have his kind after now. Whether he comes back or not! Men in spiritual n political position ... Learn

Anonymous said...

Really humble indeed. It takes a lot of humility to give the answer he did considering the constant attacks he has been under. That is one thing that erks me about Buhari. He has never apologised about his atrocities in the past but instead has said that it is not fair to be judged by them. He should humble himself and apologise.

Cornelius Chukwu said...

At least he showed appreciation. Hope he meant it.

Anonymous said...

A man provokes his "father" enough to fall out with him, he allows many waters to pass under the bridge and a big damage is done, then he turns around to say my Father my father

GOD help nigeria

Anonymous said...

You are also a great fool

Anonymous said...

Lol. The handwriting on the wall is clear. Even PDP Leaders know it. Just the supporters pretend like they don't. Like in a war scenario were the losing side puts out propaganda and lies to their foot soldiers to pave way for the leaders to go on exile. GMB has won!

AMIJEZ said...

Wise response from the president. Let Baba keep behaving like small pikin. Shows he's fighting for personal interest.

Anonymous said...

This Jonathan sef jus dey add to his problem "CHANGE" is all we nid jus stop all dis ur useless tricks

Cindy# said...

@ Olumide, he said pol father & it can b as many as possible. Don't ur sarcasm didn't work

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