Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Friday debunked insinuations that he was responsible for the perceive failure of erstwhile president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Chief Obasanjo went further to say that Jonathan’s record in the estimation of Nigerians, would hunt the zone for a long time.
Obasanjo, who made this known in Benin at the eleventh convocation ceremony of Benson Idahosa University, said though he assisted Jonathan in becoming president, Jonathan should be held responsible for alleged under performance.
The former President who delivered a speech titled: Effective Education, a Panacea for Societal Development and Transformation, said, ‘’I have also said that you can help anybody to get a job, but you cannot help him to do it. Let us get it clear, there is nobody who has got into any position who has not been helped by one person or more.
“To become Nigeria’s Head of State, it was my performance at the war front that earned me the position. Now if General Gowon had not sent me to the war front, you would not have known whether I could perform or not. He sent me to the war front and I thank him for that. And because I performed we share the credit. If I had failed, Gowon would not have shared the credit, he would not have shared the commendation with me, I would be alone.
“I believe that the opportunity that presented itself in 2010 for somebody from the minority to become the president of Nigeria, was such that should not have been misplaced. He should never lose the opportunity but what he did with it is entirely known to him. And don’t forget that what he did or did not do with it, will reflect for a long time on that part of the country. And don’t take that lightly, what he did or did not do with it, will reflect for a long time on that part of the country. For those blaming me, was I the only person who supported him?
“I was not the 18 million voters who voted for him. You that asked the question who did you vote for, is it not Jonathan?’’
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