April 2, 2023



Ultimately, Presidency speaks day after Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi 

The Presidency Monday dismissed remarks by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the final seven years have been hell for Nigerians, saying the nation has witnessed dramatic optimistic modifications beneath President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in an announcement in Abuja, described Obasanjo as morally squalid one who assaults leaders out of frustration.

He stated “President Buhari is forward of Obasanjo in all fields of nationwide growth and to try this is cardinal sin to Obasanjo whose hallucinations inform him that he’s the most effective ever to steer Nigeria and there’ll by no means be one other one higher than him.”

The assertion reads: “Thanks for in search of our response. Former President Obasanjo is so well-known to all that nobody wants to explain who he’s.

“However, 4 issues we’ll wish to say: One is that he is not going to cease attacking President Muhammadu Buhari as a result of the previous President gained’t cease being jealous of anybody who beats him to a brand new document within the nation’s growth course of.

“President Buhari is forward of Chief Obasanjo in all fields of nationwide growth and to try this is cardinal sin to Obasanjo whose hallucinations inform him that he’s the most effective ever to steer Nigeria and there’ll by no means be one other one higher than him.

“President Buhari simply accomplished the world class edifice that’s the Second Niger Bridge after three many years of failed guarantees. It’s now awaiting commissioning.

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Obasanjo laid the sod for the bridge in his first time period as elected President and work by no means began.

“When he sought re-election for his second time period in workplace, he returned to the location to show the sod for the bridge the second time. When the Obi of Onitsha, forthright and scholarly, reminded him that he had performed this prior to now, Obasanjo informed the foremost Southeast conventional ruler that he was a liar, within the full presence of the Chiefs and Oracles in his palace.

“Obasanjo lied to the Southeast to get their votes. President Buhari didn’t get their votes however constructed the bridge as a result of he believed it’s the proper factor to do.

“Two, President Buhari had been bagging awards and encomiums for making an attempt to try this which the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria says a frontrunner ought to do: serve one, or a most of two phrases and go.

President Buhari has been stating and restating that he’ll supervise a greater election than the one which introduced him to workplace and to go away as and when due.

“Having tried tenure elongation and failed, Obasanjo’s fictitious thoughts should be telling him that he’s the one beneath assault.

“However he’s not on President Buhari’s radar as a result of expertise has proven, particularly recently in West Africa the place there have been not less than three profitable coups and plenty of different failed makes an attempt, that third time period or tenure elongation is a recipe for political instability. 

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“Moreover, the totality of African leaders appointed President Buhari the Anti-Corruption Champion of the continent.

“You may’t be an anti-corruption champion if “you meddled and bent the foundations,” carrying the putrid accountability of what occurred to nationwide property within the title of privatization as documented by the Nigerian Senate in 2011.

As an perception, the Aluminum Smelter Firm of Nigeria, ALSCON, which was arrange with $3.2 billion, was bought to a Russian agency, Russal, for a paltry $130 million. Delta Metal, which was arrange in 2005, at a value of $1.5 billion, was bought to World Infrastructure for simply $30 million. 

“ALSCON obtained again $120 million for the dredging of the Imo River, which was by no means carried out.

“Three, which is linked to the one above is the rising profile of President Buhari because the Champion of Democracy not solely at dwelling and within the West African subregion however the African continent as entire.

“As President, Obasanjo destabilized inner democracy by orchestrating impeachment after impeachment of governors who weren’t compliant along with his extremely imperial administration.

“As we stated someday again, Mr. Obasanjo’s tenure, 1999-2007, represented the darkish days of Nigeria’s democracy as a consequence of a slew of assaults on the structure.

“The previous president deployed federal equipment to take away governors Joshua Dariye, Rashidi Ladoja, Peter Obi, Chris Ngige and Ayo Fayose from workplace. They have been the then governors of Plateau, Oyo, Anambra, Anambra and Ekiti, respectively, unjustly eliminated utilizing the police and secret service beneath his management.

“Below him, a five-man legislature met at 6:00 am and “impeached” Governor Dariye in Plateau; 18 members out of 32 eliminated Governor Ladoja of Oyo from workplace; in Anambra, APGA’s Governor Obi was equally impeached at 5:00 a.m. by members who didn’t meet the two-thirds required by the structure.

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“Lawmaking powers of the Rivers State legislature have been transferred to the federal parliament to punish Governor Amaechi for shifting his political alliance.

“Furthermore, he damned the Supreme Courtroom and unlawfully held again Lagos State revenues due from federal sources on account of his pettiness towards Governor Bola Tinubu.

Alternatively, in Washington a number of weeks in the past, the US President Joe Biden at a gathering with African Heads of States and Authorities described President Buhari as a champion of democracy and function mannequin for the leaders of African states.

“Clearly, Obasanjo has change into much more jealous by adopting a vengeful perspective. 4, to say that “frying pan to fireside” is the state of affairs in Nigeria presently must be learn to imply a private expertise to him and we all know what meaning.

“Hell” for Obasanjo is when a President, any President that comes after him refuses to be his personal puppet, to do as he needs on all issues and always. 

“He then retains attacking out of frustration. Obasanjo’s vengeful perspective in direction of President Buhari is the peak of selfishness and little in need of ethical squalor.”