- You have failed!
- Go home and rest, Obasanjo tells Buhari
An attack today of president Mohammedu Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the most trending news online minutes after Obasanjo released his treatise on Buhari and the APC, the party under which he won election in 2015.
Dozens of online media who have published the reports have recorded thousands of hits in less than one hour to underscore the economic and political challenges faced by Nigeria’s as the election season starts.
Obasanjo took a swipe at President Muhammad Buhari for being inept, nepotic, poor in understanding Nigeria’s dynamic politics and inability to relate with Nigeria’s diversity.
The result has been a colossal failure in governance and in the building of unified, cohesive nation.
His treatise release today as his official position on the the Buhari’s government and why he must not contest next year’s election is the most trending news online.
Social media and communication tools with group-chats particularly WhatsApp and Telegram are bursting with the news is the attack.
Excerpt from a 13 page special press statement titled “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” as published by Premiumtimes.
“But there are three other areas where President Buhari has come out more 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. What does one make of a case like that of Maina: collusion, condonation, ineptitude, incompetence, dereliction of responsibility or kinship and friendship on the part of those who should have taken visible and deterrent disciplinary action? How many similar cases are buried, ignored or covered up and not yet in the glare of the media and the public?
“The second is his poor understanding of the dynamics of internal politics. This has led to wittingly or unwittingly making the nation more divided and inequality has widened and become more pronounced. It also has effect on general national security.
“The third is passing the buck. For instance, blaming the Governor of the Central Bank for devaluation of the naira by 70% or so and blaming past governments for it, is to say the least, not accepting one’s own responsibility. Let nobody deceive us, economy feeds on politics and because our politics is depressing, our economy is even more depressing today. If things were good, President Buhari would not need to come in. He was voted to fix things that were bad and not engage in the blame game.”
“We need a Coalition for Nigeria, CN. Such a Movement at this juncture needs not be a political party but one to which all well-meaning Nigerians can belong. That Movement must be a coalition for democracy, good governance, social and economic well-being and progress. Coalition to salvage and redeem our country. You can count me with such a Movement. Last time, we asked, prayed and worked for change and God granted our request. This time, we must ask, pray and work for change with unity, security and progress. And God will again grant us. Of course, nothing should stop such a Movement from satisfying conditions for fielding candidates for elections. But if at any stage the Movement wishes to metamorphose into candidate-sponsoring Movement for elections, I will bow out of the Movement because I will continue to maintain my non-partisan position. Coalition for Nigeria must have its headquarters in Abuja.