21st December, 2013
. With another 18 page letter
Senator Ameh Ebute, a former senate President in the short-lived democratic experiment under the Babangida regime, Saturday, blasted Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for daring to castigate President Goodluck Jonathan for the nation’s woes.
The former senator, a major supporter of Jonathan’s political ambition, via the Middle belt forum, accused Obasanjo of instituting unprecedented corruption in Nigeria and trying desperately to illegally extend his tenure for selfish reasons, thereby lacking the credibility to accuse Jonathan of any wrongdoing.
Ebute, a one-time Senate President of Nigeria, responded in an 18-pages letter to the letter fired by Obasanjo to Jonathan, in which he accused the president of failing the nation in several ways and committing blunders that threaten to destroy the country.
The politician, who did not say whether he was authorised by Jonathan or not, however, wrote as if he was a spokesman for the Presidency, blaming Obasanjo for the current problems in Nigeria, which Jonathan was battling to resolve.
Ebute noted, “As an obsessed letter writer, Chief Obasanjo may unwittingly view his tirades against sitting governments as building a legacy to be celebrated when he departs; he does not see the effects of debasement, deformation, destruction, disunity, hatred and defamation in his actions.
“Selfless leaders with character build peace, build harmony, build unity and build love. However, it appears our erstwhile President has lost it all. Like what Billy Graham said, “When character is lost, all is lost”.
He said that Obasanjo had no moral grounds to accuse Jonathan of destroying the People’s Democratic Party, having himself been responsible for the crisis currently rocking the party.
According to the politician, it was Obasanjo, who planted the seed of discord that is threatening the party and not Jonathan.
“It is ridiculous that Chief Obasanjo, a self-acclaimed democrat, should accuse President Goodluck Jonathan as the one responsible for the lingering crisis in PDP, which pre-dated his emergence as the leader of the party”, Ebute said.
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.The full letter is here, courtesy of Vanguard Online: SENATOR AMEH EBUTE