Fear grips Presidency, as Obasanjo lists Buhari’s sin!

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against participating in the 2019 presidential election.

Although Buhari has not publicly declared interest in the 2019 race, there are clear indications that the president is interested in seeking another term.

Stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed him, while his reelection campaign office has been launched in the south-west.

But Obasanjo, who was one of Buhari’s main supporters in the buildup to the 2015 election, advised Buhari to take his roles on the sidelines.

He said the president had performed below expectation.

Obasanjo listed the “sins” to include alleged nepotism, poor understanding of the dynamics of internal politics and buck passing.

He cited the way fulani herdsmen have been killing without solution and the inablity of his (Buhari’s administration) to bring discipline

Obasanjo spoke in a strong-worded statement issued on Tuesday.

“Even the horse rider then, with whom I maintain very cordial, happy and social relationship today has come to realise his mistakes and regretted it publicly and I admire his courage and forthrightness in this regard,” Obasanjo said.

“He has a role to play on the sideline for the good of Nigeria, Africa and humanity and I will see him as a partner in playing such a role nationally and internationally, but not as a horse rider in Nigeria again.

“The lice of poor performance in government – poverty, insecurity, poor economic management, nepotism, gross dereliction of duty, condonation of misdeed – if not outright encouragement of it, lack of progress and hope for the future, lack of national cohesion and poor management of internal political dynamics and widening inequality – are very much with us today.”


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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