Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan against those who are encouraging him to continue to postpone Nigeria elections, saying that the same people would abandon him when trouble begins.
Obasanjo warned President Jonathan not to allowed himself to be left “naked and isolated” by those who are showing their closeness to him now.
The former President who spoke with journalists at his mansion on Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital said that Jonathan postponed the elections for fear of what Buhari might do to him and others if he loses the polls because of Buhari’s tough disposition towards corruption and others vices.
He said also that by postponing the election, President Jonathan is playing with the future of the country.
Obasanjo alleged that Jonathan is adopting the delay tactics of former Cote D Ivoire President, Laurent Gbagbo and warned of the likely dire consequences on Nigerians.
According to him, President Gbagbo kept shifting the election date in his country until he was sure of winning and when the elections came, it resulted in a run – off, he did not only refused to handover power upon losing, but also “unleashed chaos, confusion and crisis” on his people “until nemesis caught up with him.” [myad]