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Nigerians Lambast Buhari Over Attack On Obasanjo


Some Nigerian have continued to attack President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent tirade directed at former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, involving the $16 billion power project during Obasanjo’s tenure.

One such critic is Mr. Tony Osborn.

Writing in a recent memo, he cited a ‘speech where President Buhari accused former Presidents Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’adua and Goodluck Jonathan of being corrupt and achieved nothing’.

He wrote:

In the same speech where you accused OBJ, Yar’adua and GEJ of being corrupt and having achieved nothing,  you go further to exonerate Abacha!

Abacha of all people.

Is it because Abacha made you the head of PTF, or because accusing Abacha would also indict you as a key appointee of his administration? What exactly was his point?

And people still believe nothing is wrong with this man.

Abacha of all people. I don’t understand.

Indeed, Abacha never stole a dime, but Obasanjo squandered $16billion power reform funds.

In fact, all the power plants, roads and hospitals that Abacha built, Obasanjo, Yar’adua and GEJ stole away and took Nigeria back to pre-independence era.

We have a duty.

Another critic was Mr. Reno Omokri.

Writing in a piece titled “So Buhari’s Role Model is Abacha, a Common Thief” on the same Buhari versus Obasanjo outing, he stated among other things:

The President [Muhammadu Buhari] does not like to read. If he was a reading man, he would not have made the statement he did about $16 billion being wasted on power projects by the Obasanjo-led administration.

The President had said while playing host to the Buhari Support Group as follows:

“One of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent more than 16 billion American dollars, on power. Where is the power? Where is the power? And now we have to pay the debts.”

The figure of $16 billion does not exist and it is sad that a President, with records available to him can make such a reckless accusation, especially when the facts are available to him if he would only read!

If the report of the various committees that investigated these allegations are to long for a President who prefers to read cartoons, as his own spokesman admitted, then perhaps he can spare the 25 minutes it would take him to read his protégé’s interview.

But the question that discerning Nigerians should be asking is why is Buhari bringing this up? After all he and Tinubu once begged former President Obasanjo to be their ‘navigator’.

Did they not know he was a crook when they started their romance with him?

Last year on Obasanjo’s birthday, President Buhari called him a statesman ‘with commitment to good governance’.

Today, he is hinting at probing Obasanjo’s alleged $16 billion power project contracts just because Obasanjo is against his reelection.

This is just vindicating my stand that we have war on C̶o̶r̶r̶u̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ opposition!

As long as you are on the President’s side and praising him, all your sins are forgiven like Musiliu Obanikoro.

But the minute you get a bout of conscience, your old real and imagined sins are dredged up.

On this matter of Obasanjo however, President Buhari has met his match. I like Obasanjo’s response to Buhari.

Trust Baba Iyabo. He said inter alia: “If he (Buhari) cannot read the three-volume book (My Watch), he should detail his aides to do so and summarise the chapters in a language that he will easily understand”.

Buhari is an ungrateful ignoramus for saying he is paying Obasanjo’s debt. Obasanjo did not spend $16 billion on power. Obasanjo actually paid ALL our foreign debt and left a total reserve of $67 billion.

Thank God it was an All Progressive Congress Senator that got up on live television and revealed that this administration has borrowed more money in three years than the Peoples Democratic Party borrowed in 16 years, yet what has been the impact?

When I schooled in England, my university had a module on Abacha’s thievery. This is the man Buhari aspires to be?

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