Adams Oshiomhole is under tremendous stress and in a fragile psychological state – Jonathan

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A former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has described the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, as a man under tremendous stress and in a fragile psychological state.

He explained that the stress could be as a result of workload and that he (Oshiomhole) was also working for what he called a floundering government. He said

“It appears that Mr Oshiomhole’s psychological strain may have reached boiling point.” – Nigeria’s former president Jonathan.

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Jonathan said these in a statement released by his media aide Ikechukwu Eze in Abuja on Wednesday, while reacting to a claim by Oshiomhole that vote-buying started under the former president.

”President Jonathan started this massive vote buying in Nigeria and the media must play back and do a proper interview and proper investigation to discover the origin of vote- buying.” Oshiomole had said in an interview with Channels TV

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Jonathan in his statement, refuted Oshiomole’s claim. In his statement, Jonathan said Oshiomole’s recent actions shows he is in a fragile psychological state.

”We can only guess that Mr Oshiomhole, who is currently operating under tremendous stress in the bid to steady the already floundering ship of his administration as the new leader of his party, may have got himself entangled in a voyage of tactless desperation. His recent flip-flops where he praised Governor Samuel Ortom and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso one day only to denounce them the very next day, is enough evidence of his fragile psychological state.

Not only is he content on squabbling with members of the opposition, we note the self-destructive tendencies of Oshiomhole, who is locked in a feud with members of his own party, including the Minister of Labor, Chris Ngige, and a host of APC governors. It appears that Mr Oshiomhole’s psychological strain may have reached boiling point” Jonathan said.

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In the statement, he further said that vote-buying became known during the 2016 governorship election, more than a year after Jonathan left office.

“On the vexatious issue of ‘vote-buying’, which has unfortunately found its way into our election lexicon, this is what we know: It is obvious that the shameful development in our democratic experience became very glaring during the 2016 governorship election in Edo State; an exercise that took place more than one year after President Jonathan had left office. It is, therefore, disingenuous for any politician or group to link the former president with the anomaly, no matter how they want to stretch the now-failing blame game.

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“While in office as president between 2010 and 2015, Jonathan conducted many elections including the 2011 and 2015 general elections, and many off-season governorship and parliamentary elections in some states like Anambra, Ekiti, Ondo and Edo; and not for once did the issue of vote-buying come up in the assessment of those elections. It is instructive that in each case, the former President was given a clean bill, with both local and international observers commending him for having supervised a credible and transparent process.”

Read Oshiomhole’s response


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