- BMO has replied former president Obasanjo over his recent comments on President Muhammadu Buhari
- Obasanjo had said that Atiku is far better than Buhari
- But BMO described Obasanjo's comment as ridiculous and contemptible
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has berated former president Olusegun Obasanjo over his claim that his ex-deputy and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was better than President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nation reports that the BMO, in a statement signed by the chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and secretary, Cassidy Madueke in Abuja, said the comment of the former president was a crude joke, ridiculous and contemptible.
Legit.ng gathered that the group said it was completely taken aback that someone who, ordinarily should be seen as an elder statesman, has continued to use his position to try to derail the country from the path of progress.
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“We note that while President Muhammadu Buhari has used his four years in office to lay a solid foundation for Nigeria’s sustainable growth, Obasanjo, as Nigeria’s president for eight years created instability by removing Senate presidents and state governors at will.
“It should be restated that throughout Buhari’s four years in office, we have not witnessed a state of emergency in any state, and neither has the administration masterminded the unceremonious removal of any Senate president or state governor.
“We also recall that Obasanjo’s era was characterised by unbridled corruption with the introduction of Ghana-must-go bags at the National Assembly.
''Similarly, Nigerians will not forget in a hurry the monumental sleaze that surrounded the power sector contracts under former President Obasanjo, nor the unethical use of his position to build a multi-billion naira presidential library'', it said.
The group recalled that former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, had said corruption under former president Obasanjo was worse than the era of the late General Sani Abacha.
It said: “Many Nigerians are also aware that Obasanjo is responsible for the myriad of problems facing the country today, and rather than make recompense for his sins, he continues to arrogate unmerited knowledge and wisdom to himself.
“We consider it totally unwarranted for Obasanjo to deride the person of President Muhammudu Buhari who Nigerians have freely given their mandate for another four years. Former President Obasanjo’s outbursts are, therefore, a distraction, which must be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.
The group described as fallacious, despicable and of no consequence, the ranking of Nigeria as the sixth miserable country in the world, saying the ranking was not a true reflection of the situation on the ground, and data for the survey must have been collated from old, archaic sources.
BMO also noted that it was not surprised that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) latched on the misery index to again take potshots at the Buhari administration so soon after local media published it.
“Although we at BMO were not surprised, we were certainly amused to see yet another thoughtless statement from the party that is yet to come to terms with its overwhelming rejection by Nigerians.
“We know that in its quest to remain on the front pages, PDP and its leaders are prepared to celebrate and solicit response to any news item that has the slightest hint of negativity about Nigeria.
“But there is no way their brusque style can erase the fact that President Buhari spent a large part of his first term in office cleaning up the mess that characterised 16 years of PDP misrule'', it added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that with what he knew and all he had written about the incumbent which they have decided to cover up, Atiku is better than the incumbent by far.
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