- The comments made by former president Olusegun Obasanjo does not go down well with some prominent personalities in the country
- Recently, Chief Edwin Clark accused the ex-president of hating on the people of the Niger Delta region over his comment on resource control
- In his response, Obasanjo penned an open letter to the elder statesman and foremost Ijaw leader, to address the claim
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has openly disclosed he does not hate Niger Delta.
Obasanjo made this statement while reacting to the earlier claims by Chief Edwin Clark, that he hated the people of Niger Delta origin.
In an open letter addressed to the elder statesman and foremost Ijaw leader, Obasanjo said he followed the constitutional positions on appointment and resource control, The Punch reports.
The former leader added that he had never shown anger or distraught to the Niger Delta region or any part of the country, Vanguard also reported.
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Obasanjo in a letter dated Tuesday, December 28, 2021, titled, My Response to the Open Letter by Clark, wrote:
“I have never shown any anger, distraught with Niger Delta region nor any part of Nigeria. Some of the languages you have deployed to describe me in your letter are offensive, uncouth and I totally and completely rejected them, I am not inconsistent, hypocritical, unstatesman, and nor am I anybody’s lackey.”
Obasanjo sends an important message to Nigerians over Buhari
This advice was given by former President Obasanjo who spoke at a retreat in federal capital territory, Abuja.
According to him, expecting President Muhammadu Buhari to do anything more than what he has done will be fruitless.
Save Nigeria Movement accuses Obasanjo of divisive comments
In other news, a group has accused former President Obasanjo of making comments capable of heating up the polity.
Save Nigeria Movement said Obasanjo is inflaming passion and raising tension in the country through his recent statements
The group also said that the former president has no moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari.