Ogiadomhe to Wabara: I didn’t stop you from seeing Jonathan
A former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, has denied preventing former Senate President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara, from seeing Jonathan.
Chief Oghiadomhe described the allegations by Wabara as face-saving.
Wabara had in an interview said he visited Jonathan in 2011 and warned him about the impending loss of power by the PDP if he contests the 2015 presidential poll.
He claimed that Jonathan ignored his advice as the PDP lost power but his advice to Jonathan caused Oghiadomhe then his Chief of Staff to deny him further access to the President.
But Oghiadomhe said the submission of the former Senate President was lamentation of a failed politician.
He said, “Ordinarily, as it is customary of my person. I would have ignored the lamentation of the former Senate President as I hate to join issues publicly, but since he cowardly ignored my calls thrice in an attempt to privately seek clarification from him on the unguarded, unsubstantiated and baseless accusations, it is therefore imperative for me to reply him on the same medium.
“I found his submission ridiculous and wondered if he was misquoted. In the first place, he said that he visited the former President Goodluck Jonathan and warned him not to contest election in 2015. The questions I want Senator Wabara to answer are, “Was I present at his meeting with the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan?
“What makes him feel that I was privy to the detail of the discussion and resolution of that private meeting? Did he raise the issues with me at any time? If then I was not part of such private meeting between him and the former President, how could the decision of such meeting which l was not part of influence me to take action against him?
“It is important to state that Senator Adolphus Wabara, by virtue of his position as former Senate President, is expected to rise above petty helplessness and political despair.
“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) collectively took the decision to field President Jonathan as her presidential candidate in 2015. If the decision led to an unfavorable consequence, stakeholders like Senator Wabara should accept collective responsibility and not diabolically fish for fall guys.
“Let it be known to the former Senate President that I remain a patriotic Nigerian committed to the wellbeing, unity and progress of the nation that is my priority.”