The entire Radio stations in Nigeria and other social media had been on fire over formal President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obasanjo apparently wrote to the incumbent Nigeria’s President, advising him (Buhari) to make a U-turn on his political ambition for 2019 yesterday January 23, 2018, which has raised lots of reactions among Nigerians.
On Radio stations this morning, 75% of the callers supported the alleged advice of the former President to PMB, while 25% said it’s not democratic.
Also, the Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose reportedly described OBJ’s idea as ‘belated and self-serving’ in a press statement released by his Chief Press Secretary in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.
The statement reads; ” It is a face-saving letter after Obasanjo, who led the cabals that imposed Buhari, had seen that Nigerians have turned back from following the president.”
Governor Fayose insisted that OBJ is not the right person to write such letter; “Damning as the Obasanjo letter was and although it makes some sense, the writer is not deserving of the letter. Obasanjo is not the right person to write that letter.
He (Obasanjo) was the leader of those who deceived Nigerians and lied to the international community to support Buhari. Nigerians have already made up their minds to show Buhari the exit next year with or without Obasanjo’s self-serving letter.
So, Obasanjo should not take the credit. He should not reap where he has not sown. Nevertheless, President Buhari should heed ex-President Obasanjo’s advice and go home and rest. President Buhari has overstayed his welcome.
Obasanjo himself should heed his own advice to Buhari by also going home to rest. Both Obasanjo and Buhari are analogue in this digital age and have expired. We have been hearing of Obasanjo since we were in the primary school. It is time for him to vacate the public political space. When Nigerians hear him speak nowadays, they hiss,” He added.
Obasanjo conveyed the message in a 13-page statement He captioned, ‘The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement.’