The recent outburst by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, against President Muhammadu Buhari, National Assembly Members, Judges, among others, is the more reason why the incumbent President will lose woefully in the forthcoming 2019 poll, an Aide close to Obasanjo, hinted Post-Nigeria on Wednesday night.
The Aide who preferred to remain anonymous, disclosed that, “Baba will never again support Buhari, because he has disappointed those who brought him to power, and the nation in general.
“I must confess, the lecture the former President delivered, was a true reflection of his stance on Buhari’s government… I repeat, I doubt if Obasanjo will ever throw his weight behind Buhari again.”
He added: “Obasanjo has been complaining secretly, not intending to make his complaint public, in order not to overheat the polity, but there is no best time to open up, except now.”
This came as Obasanjo, who was speaking in Lagos, on Wednesday, November 23, served a signal, that the era of being soft on Buhari’s administration was over.
Delivering the keynote at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture, Obasanjo, lashed at the Buhari administration, for repeatedly lumping the country’s three previous administrations (including the one he, Obasanjo led) together, and then accusing them of mis-governance.
He also advised Buhari, to stop dwelling on the past, saying since he was elected to change the country, he should concentrate on clearing the mess he inherited.
“Now that we have had ‘change’, because the actors, and the situation needed to be changed, let us move forward to have progress through a comprehensive economic policy and programme that is intellectually, strategically, and philosophically based,” Obasanjo said.
The former President, did not spare the National Assembly, which he says stinks to high heavens, and the Nigerian Military, which he said needed to be purged.
Post-Nigeria, earlier reported that Obasanjo had lauded Buhari for his fight against Boko Haram, while blaming the rapid growth of the terrorist group on former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Obasanjo however, described Boko Haram as a formidable terror threat, that had to be completely wiped out, to ensure the safety of Nigerians.