President Goodluck Jonathan, Obasanjo should close ranks – Alamieyeseigha

President Goodluck Jonathan, Obasanjo should close ranks – Alamieyeseigha

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former Governor of Bayelsa State, urged ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan to "close ranks" and solve the many problems Nigeria is facing.

Mr. Alamieyeseigha spoke before the press on Monday in Yenagoa, commenting on the recent scandalous exchange of open letter between the two Presdents. 

He maintained that, even while it is still not clear why the matter was made public, the topical questions raised in the letters were weighty and should not be ignored.

"The advice through a letter to President Jonathan no doubt is coming from a respected person who has ruled the country both as a military head of state and a two-time president of a democratic government," Mr. Alamieyeseigha said.

"Yes, we can concede to him. He has the in-depth knowledge of governance, he has seen it all, and so a letter coming from him should not be taken on the face value.

"President Jonathan is not a super human, so if the country is drifting in the eyes of objective and patriotic persons in the country, they can come out and proffer solutions after identifying the problems.

"You should know that President Jonathan must step on some toes for him to achieve success in the reforms he is embarking on.

"He has done certain things that only courageous people can do. The pains for the ultimate realisation of the Nigerian dream can only last for a while.

"We must concede that at least Jonathan has achieved some great feat, and therefore needs our collective support to do more," the former Governor said.


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