Buhari – We Will Teach Obasanjo The Lesson He Will Never Forget

Buhari – We Will Teach Obasanjo The Lesson He Will Never Forget

The presidency has reacted to an open letter the former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari which states “We Will Teach Obasanjo The Lesson He Will Never Forget”

In the letter, Obasanjo attacked President Buhari, advising him to shelve his plans of seeking for re-election.

The former President accused Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and INEC of plotting to rig the February 16 presidential election.

He (Obasanjo) alleged that under Buhari’s watch, security institutions “are being misused to fight all critics and opponents of Buhari and to derail our fledgling democracy” adding that “Nigerians must rise up and do what they did in the time of Abacha.”

Reacting to Obasanjo’s letter, Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Obasanjo’s tirade against President Buhari, is “the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge.

“Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to say to him, ‘Get well soon.’

“As repeatedly said of him, since Chief Obasanjo left office in 1979, he never let every succeeding leader of the country function freely, and this included the one he personally handpicked against all known rules drawn up by the party that put him in the office of the President,” he said.

He said Obasanjo was jealous because President Buhari has more esteem than him, saying, “the sooner he learns to respect him the better.”

He added that, “It is a notorious fact that in dealing with any leader that he failed to control, he resorted to these puerile attacks. As the grand patron, more correctly the grandfather of corruption as described by the National Assembly, Chief Obasanjo released today’s letter purely for the reason of rescuing his thriving corruption establishment.”

He assured that the elections starting in February will be free and fair as promised the nation and the international community by President Buhari.

“What Chief Obasanjo and his co-travelers in the PDP should expect is that from the outcome, we will teach them a political lesson that they will never forget. This margin will be much bigger than we had in 2015.

“The man, President Buhari who has taken Nigeria’s reputation to a higher level internationally and is working hard to improve on the records of elections he found in place cannot descend to the level that Obasanjo has himself sunk.

“As for his attacks of the administration’s records in fighting corruption, what the former President said is no more than evidence that President Buhari’s war against corruption is succeeding. They thought it is all a joke.

“A leader who took $16 billion ‘upfront’ to supply electric power yet failed to add a single megawatt to the national grid and to date, there is no trace of the money is jittery that he will be called to account. He is a coward.

“Chief Obasanjo, manifesting a confused state of mind blames President Buhari for the fall of Libya into a failed state and the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and the ISIS, while at the same time calling it an African problem, saying “the struggle must be for all West African, Central African, North African and most East African States,” which really does not amount to saying anything new.

“Nigerians looked up to him as a role model and a ray of hope to ethical and clean leadership until President Yar’Adua called him out to explain what happened to the $16bn of taxpayer’s money. It is clear that with him sitting on top of the heap of corruption, he is no different from the crowd he leads.

“This language of his 16-page letter, likening President Buhari to General Sani Abacha, a man he dreaded and the one who jailed him under military laws is most unfitting from a former President of Nigeria.”

“We are unable to get the words to describe a 90-year old liar, except to say that by the publication of this tissue of lies against the President, he Obasanjo, not the President, will fall from everyone’s esteem.”


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