Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, may seek reelection in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election, the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu, has said..and online comment is abuzz with comments,lampooning him for what they tagged ‘image laundering job and flying of kite’..
Dele Momodu is a publisher of a soft sell magazine. He thrives in selling conspiracy theories and conjectures!.
Don’t mind dele. He must be missing something with the present administration.
Dele does only one thing, image laundry. He is no patriot, he was not given minister for culture and information,
Dele Momodu, whose brand of journalism is to “oil the ego of the rich and wealthy people” even when it is crystal clear that their source of wealth is shady. He’s obviously looking for patronage!
Jonathan, who ruled Africa’s most populous nation from 2011 to 2015, lost his bid for reelection in last year’s presidential polls to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress.
Since leaving office Jonathan’s profile internationally has risen, and Mr. Momodu says the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain may stage a comeback bid in 2019.
In an article titled, “The second coming of Goodluck Jonathan”, Mr. Momodu explained that the victory of US President-elect Donald trump “should bring us back to our senses”.
Mr. Momodu blamed the ex-president’s rising profile on the failure of the government to maintain “the economy it met”.
He said, “Nigerians would have been ready to enter fire with Buhari. But there are just too many unresolved problems and challenges. The excuses that Jonathan and company left this peculiar mess behind has refused to fly.”
The business magnate said that the expectation of Nigerians who voted massively for the ‘change’ preached by the APC during its campaign are “confronted with the reality of an economic recession they never planned for; a situation they did not experience under the Jonathan administration and under previous governments”.
He said, “The BBC reported on Friday how Jonathan caused a stir in Sokoto State during his visit to the state to pay his respects to Ibrahim Dasuki, the late former Sultan of Sokoto. According to the report, Jonathan was received by a large crowd of admirers, some holding banners bearing the words “Come Back Baba Jonathan”.
“The same voices that chanted “Sai Baba” and “Jonathan Must Go” are now fiddling with the tunes of the possibility of a Jonathan to stage a comeback. Here lies the irony of political triumph and the paradox of high expectations.
“The euphoria and momentum that saw the exit of Jonathan and the emergence of the Buhari change administration has since begun to wane following the inability of the new government to hit the ground running with the tenacity of a government in a hurry!
“There are many who believe that the poor management of the ensuing economic recession didn’t help matters. Suddenly, Nigerians who had high hopes and voted massively for change are now caught in a limbo between confusion and uncertainty.”