- The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) said more achievements have been recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari than his predecessors
- The group described comments by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the state of the nation as a hoax
- According to the elders' council, President Buhari since assuming office has stood for Nigeria's unity and indivisibility at all times
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A group of elders under the aegis of Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) on Tuesday, September 22, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has recorded more landmark on the issues of governance in Nigeria than Olusegun Obasanjo.
The group led by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Chief Simon Shango said President Buhari's achievements on security surpasses those recorded by his predecessors
In a communique released on Tuesday, September 22, the group described Obasanjo's comments describing Nigeria as a failed state as a "hoax".
The group of elders said that President Buhari has stood for the country's unity and indivisibility at all times.
While also admitting that Obasanjo deserves respect based on his status as a former president and Nigeria's former military head of state, the group said his utterances most times are wrong.
"The state of affairs in Nigeria as inherited by President Buhari to describe it mildly were terrible, horrible and disheartening. No any other failure of leadership in the country can descend below it," the communique said in part," the communique said.
Commending the president for his efforts, the group urged President Buhari to never be distracted; but keep his vision on course to deliver the nation from the ruins.
"Chief Obasanjo cannot contradict or deny the sacrifices the Nigerian army has endured in order to restore peace and security to the troubled northeast region, with the hitherto vitriolic Boko Haram insurgency ditto, armed banditry and cattle rustling in the northwest, virulent Niger Delta militancy and all other lethal crises which overwhelmed civil security and imposed gloom on Nigerians," the elders said.
The elders also said that the past leaders of Nigeria are not bothered because they are aware of the concoctions and false narratives against President Buhari.
"President Buhari has never minced words in standing for unity and indivisibility of Nigeria at all times. He has devoted his life and public service to this cause," the communique said.
It also said that the president's sermons in this regard have always centered on the oneness and unity of purpose, equal opportunities for all Nigerians regardless of political party affinities, ethnicity, religion or social affiliations.
"Issues of favouritism, nepotism and ethnicity are fast disappearing from the national psyche. He permits the federating units to operate their states according to their dictates and tastes in strict adherence to democratic norms and the rule of law," it added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, that it is only President Buhari that can look Obasanjo in the eye and survive it.
The aide highlighting the role played by President Buhari in the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Also reacting to Obasanjo's comment on President Buhari's leadership style, a former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, said Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the present administration.
Fayose said while he would not usually agree with Obasanjo on issues, the comments by the former president is a reality.
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