Okwe Obi, Abuja
Chairman, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yagbaji Sani, has described the statement written by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari, advising him not to seek reelection which according to him, he performance was below average, as ‘timely and impactful’.
But the ADP chairman quickly described the messenger as ‘one who lacked the locus standi to convey such a message’, considering the role he played in the emergence of President Buhari in 2015.
Sani, who spoke exclusively to Daily Sun, on Wednesday, in Abuja, added that, former President Obasanjo should not think of deceiving the public with the strong-worded letter because he ‘took part in destroying the country’.
Said he, “We are aware how Obasanjo forced the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on us in 2007 even though he knew of his health challenges.
“As if that was not enough, he foisted Goodluck Jonathan on Nigerians. After a while, he fell out with him, christening him as corrupt and weak. Now he is telling us that Buhari is not fit to seek re-election.
“I think Obasanjo should allow Nigerians to take their destinies into their hands by choosing who will govern them come 2019.”
In the letter, Obasanjo, who just bagged a PhD in Christian Theology, accused President Buhari of being nepotic and lack the technical know-how to fix the economy.
Sani continued, “There are three other areas where President Buhari has come out glaringly than most of us thought we knew about him.
“One is nepotic deployment bordering on clannishness and inability to bring discipline to bear on errant members of his nepotic court.
“This has grave consequences on performance of his government to the detriment of the nation. It would appear that national interest was being sacrificed on the altar of nepotic interest,” he said.