Extracts from the 3-volume autobiography of Obasanjo insinuates that there are five people working as President in Nigeria today including GEJ. The women are the most powerful women in Nigeria today – Dame Patience Jonathan, Madueke Allison-Diezani, Stella Oduah and Okonjo-Iweala.
My Watch, the new publication of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, despite a court order to stop this publication, it was unveiled at the Lagos Country club Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Obasanjo wrote that there are five presidents in Nigeria, which include the above mentioned four women and Jonathan is the weakest of them all, PM News reports.
Obasanjo wrote:“It was the same elder statesman who reportedly tried to jolt the president into action by telling him that there were five presidents in Nigeria, and these were his wife the first lady, Diezani (Alison-Madueke), Stella (Oduah), Ngozi (Okonjo-Iweala) and the president himself, and that he was the weakest of the five.
She is the current First Lady of Nigeria who recently resigned her position as a permanent secretary in Bayelsa state. She is married to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.
Madueke Allison- Diezani
She is the Minister of Petroleum. She has been constantly accused of sleazy practices within the oil sector. There were allegations that she spent N10 billion hiring aircraft within two years. One of the most controversial policies introduced under Alison-Madueke is the government’s plan to remove subsidies on fuel prices.
She was a former aviation minister. She has been involved in numerous controversies ranging from being accused of purchasing BMW bullet-proof cars without following due process as well as allegations that she lied about how she obtained an MBA degree from St Paul’s College.
She is the finance minister. On January 1, 2012, the Nigerian government removed the fuel subsidy. That action triggered a nationwide riot which had Dr. Iweala in the cross-fire. She got the blame more than any other public servant for the removal of subsidy.
The launch of the three-volume book was stopped by a court injunction secured by a former friend of Obasanjo, Prince Buruji Kashamuon, on Friday, December 5th, but lawyers to Chief Obasanjo advised him to go ahead with the launch.