Obasanjo, former Nigerian President, who declared that the postponement was a big shock and surprise to him, said at his Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta Saturday morning, he said: “I am surprise with the postponement. I left Nigeria penultimate Wednesday, I traveled to Morocco, Munich, Nairobi, London and New Delhi. Exactly a week today, we were in Munich for the Munich Security Conference. I was there with Koffi Annah, a lot of world leaders were there and I was to talk about peace in Africa.
“Suddenly, people started asking me questions from different part of the world about the development in Nigeria. I decided not to issue any categorical statement until I got back home.
“It turned out to be a forced decision on INEC, it was alleged that the security chiefs were unable to provide security and as a result, Jega has to postpone in accordance with the dictate of the so called security chiefs. It is a bad precedent for democracy in Nigeria. It means no matter any preparation the nation set on ground in future for any elections, the final decision lies on the security. This is a sad day for democracy in Nigeria,” Obasanjo stated.
Obasanjo revealed that President Jonathan is up to something and his plan is to scuttle the electoral process and cause chaos in the country as was done by the former President of Ivory Coast, Lauren Gbagbo.
“President Jonathan has a grand plan to ensure that by hook or crook, he wins the election and if he fail, he scuttles it and brings chaos, confusion and unpleasantness in the whole country. It is either he is following his own grand plan or playing a script, which of course, must have gotten his endorsement.
“He is trying to play Gbagbo, the former president of Cote D’Ivoire. He postponed election in his country until he saw that he will win. He did not allow elections to hold, when it eventually held, it was an inconclusive election. In the run off election, he lost to Quattara and he refused to hand over, he unleashed horror in that country until nemesis caught up with him. I believe we may be seeing a repeat of that, what I called, ‘Gbagbo Saga’,” Obasanjo revealed.