Jonathan, Obasanjo Came Together For Shagari's Birthday Celebration

Jonathan, Obasanjo Came Together For Shagari's Birthday Celebration

 The incumbent Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, and the ex-president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo came together for the celebrating the 90th birthday of another ex-President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

Former military president Ibrahim Babangida, Earnest Shonekan, former head of the interim national government; and erstwhile heads of state Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalam Abubakar were also present at event.

READ ALSO: GEJ, Buhari Congratulate Shagari On His 90th Birthday 

According to TheCable it was the first time since the National Council of State Meeting on February 5th that the former and current heads of the country were coming together.

Another former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari, who is also presidential candidate under the platform of opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) was absent, but he already released a greeting on Tuesday to give thanks the nonagenarian for still showing him “civility and courtesy” dislike ousting his government in 1983.

As against the meeting of the council of state, Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo was in Sokoto with the leaders.

Obasanjo, learning of the plan of the Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to kick him out, publicly dumped the party, directing chairman of his ward in the PDP, to shred his membership card to pieces.

The happening came two days after he blamed Jonathan of recklessness to win next forthcoming presidential poll by “hook or crook” or set up an interim national government.

READ ALSO: Olusegun Obasanjo Doesn't Deserve Top Positions In Nigeria

Jonathan, though, has largely reserved himself from being drawn into a war of words with the ex-leader, but he given an interview last week where he said that although Obasanjo stayed his Godfather, he should labor to “watch his utterances”.



Online view pixel