- The presidency has again reacted to Olusegun Obasanjo's recent statement criticizing President Buhari
- Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina explained that not every criticism against the government should be given attention
- According to him, the Buhari-led government has the right to either take former president Obasanjo’s criticism or dismiss it as claims
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The special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, has said that not every criticism against President Muhammadu Buhari's administration should be taken seriously.
Adesina who made the disclosure while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today argued that “not every criticism should give one sleepless night”.
The presidential spokesman was lending his voice to the recent criticism by Nigeria's former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Legit.ng recalls that the former president said Nigeria is falling apart under Buhari, adding that the country is fast drifting towards a failed state under the current administration.
Adesina, in reaction, further explained that criticisms must be looked at thoroughly to ascertain what value they add to discussions to move Nigeria forward.
According to Adesina, the former president has criticized every government since the Shehu Shagari administration succeeded him back in 1979.
He went on to add that Obasanjo's government is the only one the former president has not criticized.
The president's spokesman went on to note that though Obasanjo has a right to say his opinions, the Buhari government is also entitled to take the former president’s criticisms or dismiss them as claims.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidency berated Obasanjo over his recent statement criticizing President Buhari.
A statement signed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu on Sunday, September 13, accused Obasanjo of attempts to divide the nation.
“The difference is clear. From the lofty heights of Commander-in-Chief, General Obasanjo has descended to the lowly level of Divider-in-Chief,” Shehu said.
Similarly, Adesina on Wednesday, September 16, said Nigeria has always been divided right from the amalgamation in 1914.
The presidential spokesman made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television show, Politics Today, in reaction to comments made by Wole Soyinka, that Nigeria is more divided than ever before.
Adesina while defending President Buhari explained that the division in the country was before the Nigerian leader came into power back in 2015.
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