Jonathan Writes Obasanjo, Seeks Blessing For New Foundation
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has written to
former President Olusegun Obasanjo, seeking the
latter’s blessing for his next public engagement:
the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, and pledging to
spend the rest of his life making the world better place.
The foundation will advance Mr. Jonathan’s interest in
human development, peace and security, the letter, which
begins with the endearing greeting, “Dear Baba”, said.
The letter was written on a letterhead which says “The
Office of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President, Federal
Republic of Nigeria 2010 and 2015.”
In it, he informs Chief Obasanjo that following his handing-
over of power to President Muhammadu Buhari, he
proceeded on a “long deserved break.”
and dedicate my life to promoting peace and prosperity for
all,” adding that he has set up an office in BayelsaState
where he can be reached, and his staff are prepared to
serve Chief Obasanjo and respond to his enquiries at any
“Furthermore, I will be devoting the rest of my life and
energy to making the world a better place. I am currently
finalizing efforts to set up The Goodluck Jonathan
Foundation. More details on the work of the Foundation will
be available at the launch, which I believe should take place
by the 3rd quarter of 2016.”
He said he looked forward to Mr. Obasanjo’s continuous
support, counsel and cooperation.
Given the bad blood that governed the relationship between
both men towards the end of Mr. Jonathan’s presidency,
the letter seemed to be an attempt at rapprochement with
the former president.
SaharaReporters learnt, however, that Mr. Obasanjo
responded to Jonathan with a terse letter saying he wishes
him good luck in his future endeavors.
Obasanjo and Jonathan had a public falling-out before and
during the Presidential elections earlier this year. The
acrimonious relationship led the former president to tear his
party card openly.