- The recent comments of Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Buhari administration continues to generate reactions
- A former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has added his voice to the raging debate
- Musa said Obasanjo contributed to the state of the country today, but added that Buhari made it worse
A former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo contributed to the system that made Nigeria worse for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The elder statesman was reacting to the recent comments of Obasanjo concerning the Buhari-led administration.
The former Nigerian leader berated President Buhari, over his handling of the country's affairs, warning that Nigeria is fast drifting towards a failed state under the administration of President Buhari.
Obasanjo made the claim during a speech titled 'Moving Nigeria Away From Tipping Over' which he delivered at a dialogue in Abuja, the federal capital.
Alhaji Musa noted if President Obasanjo and his predecessors had performed well, Nigeria would not have been in its current bad shape.
“If he had done the right thing and those before him also had done the right thing, the situation would not have been so bad for Buhari,” he told Daily Trust in an interview.
According to him, all the past leaders especially those who ruled before President Obasanjo and those after him have failed the country.
He added that President Buhari who now bears the burden of a rotten system has also made it even worse.
His words: “We should simply be honest with ourselves because we know them and we are older than some of them.
“We should tell the truth now that we are alive. And the truth is that they have all failed one after the other.
“The succeeding ones made it even worse; Buhari, being the latest, has made it even worse.
“Buhari, no matter what he does, cannot control the situation except God decides to change everything.”
Meanwhile, another elder statesman, Ayo Adebanjo has said every well-meaning Nigerian will support Obasanjo's statement concerning the country.
Speaking to a national newspaper, Adebanjo said part of the solution to the challenge the country is facing is for it to be restructured.
“No honest Nigerian would dispute Obasanjo’s statement that the country is more divided under Buhari. The way forward now is to restructure the country back to federalism without further delay before any election is held in the country,” Adebanjo said.
Legit.ng had reported that the leadership of an inter-faith group called on Nigerians across the country to shun the remarks made by Obasanjo.
The team of clerics under the aegis of National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) urged Nigerians to “ignore prophets of doom and pray for the country.”
Reacting to a statement credited to the former Nigerian president, NIFROP's national coordinator, Sunday Garba, charged Nigerians to shun end-time preachers of doom, stressing that all citizens should focus their energy on embracing peace and unity which he stated would drive the expected development across the country.
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