'Obasanjo's criticism of Jonathan is most unfair'

Bishop Osuegbu also accused Obasanjo of having done “similar or worse things while in office.”

Anglican bishop of Okigwe, Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward Osuegbu, said the continuous attack on the office and person of President Goodluck Jonathan by Olusegun Obasanjo is “shocking, most unfair and uncharitable, especially as it is coming from a former occupier of the office”.

In an interview with Vanguard, Bishop Osuegbu also accused Obasanjo of having done “similar or worse things while in office.”

“Some of us who have been watching for many years now, know that it is the kettle calling the pot black. Obasanjo did similar things he is accusing the incumbent of and even worse”, Osuebu said.

According to the Anglican cleric, Obasanjo is now taking pleasure in criticizing and calling President Jonathan all sorts of names because he wants to drag the President down.

“Possibly, Chief Obasanjo wants to drag the President down or wants him to go on his knees and coming to the retired army general to beg for support. That is most unfair”, Bishop Osuegbu said.

The cleric stated that while such scathing criticisms have never come from any past President of United States of America, USA, the real statesmen only advice the incumbents and nobody gets to hear about it.

“They do not make noise if their advice is not taken by the incumbent. It is also noteworthy that no former President of the USA has ever castigated President Barrack Obama. This does not mean that Obama is infallible”, Osuegbu said.

It was the considered opinion of the Anglican cleric that past presidents of America respect the office of the President of USA as if their lives depends on it, stressing that that was one way of respecting their nation.


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