Obasanjo, Babangida shun Jonathan’s second-term declaration
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo
was absent at President Goodluck Jonathan’s
declaration to contest the 2015 presidential
election in Abuja on Tuesday.
Also absent was a former military dictator, Gen.
Ibrahim Babangida. Both are members of the
ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
Babangida was among those who sought the
party’s ticket in 2011, but lost to Jonathan.
Obasanjo was a former chairman of the party’s
Board of Trustees, who later resigned his position
over some disagreements with the way he said
the party was being handled.
There were speculations that the former
President was against the second term ambition
of the President because of the alleged
agreement he (Jonathan) had with the leadership
of the party, including the governors in 2011, that
he would only be in office for one term…
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