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Vol 53 No 7

Published 30th March 2012


The President tightens up

Jonathan is getting a grip on his party and perhaps preparing to run again, despite his northern rivals

On the eve of the national convention of the governing People’s Democratic Party on 24 March, former President Olusegun Obasanjo deplored the lack of discipline in the PDP. Loyalists were squabbling over positions and pursuing personal vendettas, he observed in a conciliatory tone. When he was President, in 1999-2007, Obasanjo did things differently, sending in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and security agencies to shove the dissidents into line.

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