My Watch: 11 Shocking Things From Ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s New Book

It is no longer news that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is going to release his autobiography titled "My Watch", on the 12th of December, 2014 - a book published by Farafina.

What is news is the political tsunami the content of this book might cause in the already charged political atmosphere of Nigeria and beyond.

Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan are not having the best of time and this book may deteriorate the already frosty relationship between the two. Recall that Obasanjo had late last year wrote a letter to Jonathan in which he responded with a reply.

In his new book, Obasanjo took a swipe on Jonathan, Patience Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, Umaru Musa Yara Adua and Tony Anenih amongst others.

In a rare privilege, NewsDay Reporters was allowed to go through this book before its eventual release next week and below are the Eleven (11) shocking things from the book:

1. Obasanjo called Jonathan a failed leader, citing his "failed" economic policies and Boko Haram as examples.

2. He accused Jonathan of listening to few Ijaw people as if he's the president of Ijaw - thereby pursuing sectional agenda that is capable of destroying Nigeria.

3. He says that Jonathan is confused, paranoid to an extent that the person ruling Nigeria is his wife, Patience Jonathan.

4. He said that Jonathan is finished for depending on Tony Anenih - a man he (Obasanjo) knows too well.

5. He accused Jonathan of being the one that recruited his daughter, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo to denigrate and embarrass him in a public letter where she described him as “a liar, manipulator and two-faced hypocrite.”

6. He mentioned how late President Umaru Musa Yar Adua and Goodluck Jonathan allowed their close associates to wreck havoc on the Nigeria's economy by looting the country's foreign reserve.

7. He called Yar Adua and Jonathan ingrates as they refused to respect the fact that he installed them in power.

8. He feels betrayed that Yar Adua colluded with former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori to implicate him in serious crimes.

9. He accused Yar Adua of abandoning his policies in power sector, railway etc., instead he (Yar Adua) was wasting time probing his tenure.

10. On Atiku, he said he will never support Alhaji Atiku to rule this country because of his widespread acts of corruption which covered various sectors of the economy.

11. He concludes that even if he reconciles with Jonathan, that he will do everything possible to make sure that he (Jonathan) does not return to power in 2015.

Source: NewsDay Reporters
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  1. No comment but my only prayer is O Lord destroy the enemies of Nigeria before 2015

  2. Obasanjo is the biggest anarchist Nigeria has been unfortunate to be plagued with and the fact that his book of willy nilly lies is just another example of his arrogant attempt to perpetuate himself in power,where was all these intelligence when he was languishing in jail and our hard earned money was used to install him in power pay off his huge debts and restore him to the wealthy man he is today,he has no legacy every time he leaves power he throws the country into disarray and he is seeing that he lacks relevant anywhere in the world and wants to use his book to gain it. He has stolen our money and our lands like he did before let him not steal our conscience too.



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