The Presidency and the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) have decided against sanctioning former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his perceived anti-party activities.
“The position is that the party does not want to come out outright to take action on Obasanjo so as not to heat up the system further. We believe that with time he would see the need to stop attacking Jonathan,” a party official told Vanguard.
This came as a Northern governor known to be very close to Obasanjo described him as lacking the democratic credentials to attack Jonathan on the issue of democracy.
The governor, who pleaded anonymity, claimed that Obasanjo was fond of taking undemocratic steps to frustrate his opponents. He accused him of using such move against his Vice, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2003 Presidential election.
He therefore said Obasanjo should not claim to be more democratic than Jonathan since he masterminded a devious third term bid to the detriment of Nigerian democracy.
“Nigerians should be wary of Obasanjo, who wants to launder his image as the father of modern day democracy in Nigeria. They should not forget in a hurry that the former president never even wanted to leave office after eight years in the saddle,” the governor said.