President Goodluck
Jonathan has commissioned a group of political pundits to begin to counteract
former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s reported secret plans to work for the
emergence of a Northerner as president in 2015, according to the president
close source.
The source added that the Jonathan’s team is charged with
strategizing on the best maneuvers to contain Mr. Obasanjo’s moves.
The source added that Mr. Jonathan did not yet have a full
understanding of where Mr. Obasanjo stands in the crisis tearing apart the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but added that the president has decided not to
take chances by ignoring the former president. The Northern members of the team
set up by the president have been mandated to lead the first stage of Mr.
Jonathan’s campaigns and consultations across the entire Northern states.
“Some of the president’s pundits have swung into action in
the ‘core’ Northern states of Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina and
northern Kaduna.’’
He added that Jerry Gana, Jonathan Silas Zwingina,
Abdulkadir Kure, and Isaiah Balat were among those assigned to run the early
stages of the president’s campaign in the Middle Belt. “Another group led by
Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and Barrister Ahmed Gulak is working on the same mission
in the North-East axis,” he said.
The source revealed that a key strategy of the president’s
group was to seek the support of top Islamic and Christian clerics in the
North. The well-funded presidential group is offering millions of naira to
selected clerics in return for their political sympathy for Mr. Jonathan’s
reelection campaign.
It was stated the  Mr.
GoodLuck had decided not to remain passive about Mr. Obasanjo’s antics. “Mr.
President is aware of Chief Obasanjo’s previous antecedents. Look at [Mr.
Obasanjo’s] close relationship with the arrowheads of the rebellion in the PDP.
He is the one who made Sule Lamido, Aliyu Babangida of Niger and Wammako of
Sokoto. It’s the same thing with Nyako in Adamawa State.””

The source added: “ And it was gathered that Obasanjo is
having serious problems with the IBB [Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida] and
Abdulsalami circle that made it possible for him to be president in 1999. And
we know that Chief Obasanjo wants to settle the Umaru Yar’Adua saga that led to
the emergence of Jonathan. He thinks it is best to help install a Northern
President in 2015. And he is also not happy with Jonathan’s style and some
power blocks influencing the president.”
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