… Says the previous president lied to get votes from the Southeast
…Darkish days of the Obasanjo administration for Nigeria
The Presidency on Monday stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is verbally attacking the Buhari regime “out of frustration.”
He additionally referred to as Obasanjo’s perspective in direction of the president “vindictive.”
“’Hell’ for Obasanjo is when a president, any president who comes after him, refuses to be his personal puppet, to do what he needs on all issues always.
“Then he 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 distress,” the Presidency stated in an announcement signed by Buhari’s Senior Particular Assistant for Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The assertion is titled Morally scrawny Obasanjo assaults the leaders out of frustration.
Shehu’s assertion comes simply 24 hours after Obasanjo described the Buhari-led authorities as “hell on earth” for Nigerians.
In his new 12 months message, the previous president stated underneath Buhari: “As we speak’s Nigeria has been dragged far under Nigeria firstly of my presidency in June 1999.”
Whereas formally endorsing Labor Social gathering presidential candidate Peter Obi for the February 25 election, Obasanjo additionally urged younger Nigerians to take part within the upcoming elections and take their future into their very own arms.
However in its response, the Presidency argued that Obasanjo lacked the right ethical authority to rebuke the Buhari regime for 4 causes.
“President Buhari is forward of Chief Obasanjo in all fields of nationwide improvement and to take action is a cardinal sin for Obasanjo, whose hallucinations inform him that he’s the most effective Nigeria has ever led and there’ll by no means be one other higher than him.
“President Buhari has simply accomplished the world-class constructing that’s the Second Niger Bridge after three many years of failed guarantees. He’s now awaiting its launch. Obasanjo laid the turf for the bridge in his first time period as president-elect and work by no means started.
“When he sought re-election to his second time period in workplace, he returned to the location to take away the grass from the bridge for the second time. When reminded by the blunt and realized Obi of Onitsha that he had carried out this prior to now, Obasanjo instructed the principle conventional ruler of the southeast 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 the votes from him, however he constructed the bridge as a result of he believed it was the suitable factor to do,” the assertion learn partly.
Secondly, the Presidency stated that Buhari has been affirming and reaffirming that he’ll oversee a greater election than the one which introduced him into workplace and that he’ll go away when due.
He defined that “Having tried the tenure extension and failed, Obasanjo’s fictional thoughts should be telling him that he’s the one being attacked.
“However he’s not on President Buhari’s radar as a result of expertise has proven, particularly of late in West Africa the place there have been at the least three profitable coups and lots of different failed makes an attempt, that third time period or time period extension is a recipe. for political instability.
“Moreover, all African leaders named President Buhari the Continent’s Anti-Corruption Champion.
“You may’t be an anti-corruption champion if you happen to ‘meddled and broke the principles’, bearing the rotten duty for what occurred to nationwide property within the title of privatization, as documented by the Nigerian Senate in 2011.”
Shehu cited a number of home property such because the Aluminum Smelter Firm of Nigeria, which was arrange with $3.2bn and bought to a Russian firm, Russal, for $130m; Delta Metal, which was created in 2005 at a value of $1.5 billion, was bought to International Infrastructure for $30 million.
He additionally famous that ALSCON recovered $120 million for the dredging of the Imo River, which by no means came about.
Third, the Shehu stated that Buhari’s rising profile because the Champion of Democracy at house, in West Africa and throughout Africa should be unsettling for Obasanjo, who “destabilized inside democracy by orchestrating one impeachment trial after one other.” of the governors who didn’t adjust to their extremely imperial administration”. .”
“As we stated some time in the past, Mr. Obasanjo’s tenure, 1999-2007, represented the darkish days of Nigerian democracy attributable to a collection 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.
“They had been the then governors of Plateau, Oyo, Anambra, Anambra and Ekiti, respectively, unjustly eliminated utilizing the police and secret service underneath their management,” Shehu argued.
He stated that underneath the Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering, the legislative powers of the Rivers State legislature had been transferred to the federal parliament to punish Governor Amaechi for altering his political alliance.
Quite the opposite, the Presidency stated: “In Washington a couple of weeks in the past, the President of america, Joe Biden, in a gathering with African Heads of State and Authorities, described President Buhari as a champion of democracy and a task mannequin for the leaders of African states.
“Clearly, Obasanjo has turn into much more jealous by adopting a vindictive perspective.”
Fourth, Shehu stated that Obasanjo’s aphorism about Nigeria going from “the frying pan to the hearth” underneath Buhari ought to be interpreted as a private expertise of the previous president.
“’Hell for Obasanjo is when a president, any president who comes after him, refuses to be his personal puppet, to do what he needs on all issues always.
“Then he retains attacking out of frustration.
“Obasanjo’s vindictive perspective in direction of President Buhari is the peak of selfishness and little in need of ethical distress,” the Presidency stated.