Jonathan, Obasanjo end two year long feud?

By Ayoola Mudasiru May 27, 2015 18:19

Jonathan, Obasanjo end two year long feud?

President Goodluck Jonathan may have ended his long standing feud with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

This indication is coming as President Jonathan sent Obasanjo a rare message of condolence on the death of his sister, Adunni Oluniola Eweje-Obasanjo.

Since Obasanjo’s letter to the President went viral in December 2013, the President stopped all forms of felicitation or commiseration with the former head of state, disregarding even his (Obasanjo) birthday in 2014 and 2015.

In 2015, Jonathan sacked Martin Luther Agwai as chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P) for preaching ‘change’ at Obasanjo’s 78th birthday in March.

The latest commiseration with Obasanjo suggests that two Presidents may have buried the hatchet.

“The President joins Chief Obasanjo and his family in mourning the late Madam Eweje-Obasanjo who passed away recently at the age of 76,” the commiseration message read in part.

“As they mourn her, President Jonathan urges Chief Obasanjo and his family to be consoled by the knowledge that his late sister lived a worthy and very fulfilled life in the service of her family and community.

“The President prays that God will grant Chief Obasanjo and his family the fortitude to bear the loss of Madam Eweje-Obasanjo. He similarly prays that God will receive Madam Eweje-Obasanjo’s soul and grant her eternal rest.”

Another indication of their improved relationship is the fact that Obasanjo attended the last Council of States meeting, which Obasanjo had boycotted since falling out with President Jonathan.