Letter: Obasanjo Is Jealous, Frustrated, Says Presidency

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is frustrated, the Presidency said yesterday.

The Presidency, which reacted to the ex-leader’s endorsement of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, said Obasanjo’s constant attacks were borne out of jealousy.

The Presidency flayed Obasanjo for attempting to denigrate the Buhari administration, recalling his records of assault on democracy and litany of failures in office.

Obasanjo had, in his New Year message, described the current administration as “a hell on earth”, adding that Nigerians have “moved from frying pan to fire”.

However, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency attributed Obasanjo’s comments to jealousy, pointing out that Buhari has succeeded where he failed.

According to the statement titled: “Morally Squalid Obasanjo Attacks Leaders Out of Frustration”, the Presidency gave four reasons why Obasanjo has perpetually been on the offensive against President Buhari.

It said Obasanjo is unhappy that Buhari has set a new record in the nation’s development.

The Presidency also said that Buhari, unlike Obasanjo, has been forthright, obeyed the constitution and fought against corruption.

It said that the former president played politics with national development and, at some point, blatantly lied to Nigerians with respect to some critical projects, one of which was the recently completed Second Niger Bridge in the Southeast.

-The Nation

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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