The instant previous Senate President, David Mark, has revealed that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan misplaced the assist of key members of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, who discreetly labored in opposition to his re-election because of the suspicious nature of his spouse, Endurance Jonathan.
Mark’s declare was contained within the ebook, ‘In opposition to the Run of Play’ written by the Chairman ThisDay Board of Editors and former Presidential spokesperson, Olusegun Adeniyi.
Within the ebook, the previous Senate President alleged that each Jonathan and his spouse turned former Speaker of the Home of Representatives and present Governor of Sokoto State right into a political foe.
Jonathan’s relationship with Tambuwal was stated to have been frosty, a state of affairs that finally led to his defection from the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP to the then opposition and now present ruling celebration, All Progressives Congress, APC.
Reacting to the connection, Mark stated he tried to fix issues between the duo however Tambuwal was nonetheless seemed upon with suspicion.
In response to Mark, “I took him (Tambuwal) and Emeka (Ihedioha) to the president for a gathering the place they gave assurances that they might cooperate and work with the federal government. However there was all the time a priority from the Jonathan camp that Tambuwal was an bold politician,” he stated.
The previous senate president additionally stated that the previous first woman had fears that he was nursing a presidential ambition as effectively.
“I suppose she (Endurance) had the identical concern about me even however she by no means stated it to my face. She as soon as accosted Senator Pleasure Emordi to say, ‘Pleasure, I hear you’re the supervisor of David Mark Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation,’ which was a baseless accusation.
“I needed to meet the president to make clear points with him. So, I might say it was President Jonathan and his spouse who radicalized Tambuwal and turned him right into a political foe.”