Nigerians have come down hard on ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, after he (OBJ) attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for dwelling too much on the past and failing to turn around the fortunes of the country.
While delivering the keynote address at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture in Lagos on Wednesday, November 23, Obasanjo lashed out at the Buhari administration for accusing all previous administrations of mis-governance.
He advised that since Buhari was elected to change the country, he should concentrate on clearing the mess he inherited.
Following the statements, Nigerians have come against Obasanjo, taking to social media platforms to vent their displeasure. Many have said he is a hypocrite, and has contributed immensely to the problems of Nigeria.
Below are the reactions of Nigerians to Obasanjo's latest outburst.
Mithras Love said: "This was the same Obasanjo I watched dancing the same day Buhari was declared winner. He was so happy GEJ lost the election. I am glad he's alive to see that his dancing to GEJ defeat makes no sense."
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Kelvin Ahamefula was of the opinion that Obasanjo is "one of the reasons we are in this mess today! And truth is, he knew right from day one that Buhari is not fit to rule, yet he supported him only in the bid of 'Jonathan must go' agenda."
Odinaka Odynaks Offoma said: "It's pretty pathetic to Buhari that all of those rejoicing with him in day one are now breaking into pieces, withdrawing their support and criticizing the present government. That's to tell you, Buhari is clueless, confuse and the worst president Nigeria have ever had."
Ayo Agala said: "Tinubu, Obasanjo are the people causing problem in this country and who is blaming who now.Buhari should resign."
Friede Chikwuemeka said: "I wonder why folks still listen to this confused ape. He's actually a destabilizing object against the nation and should be ignored. What a waste!"
But let's be honest, why is Yoruba race so much unstable when it comes to national issue? I keep wondering, from Awolowo to Obasanjo down to Tinubu, what's going on with the Yoruba politicians?"
Kanmi Oyenuga said: "Can anybody blame PMB for complaining? There are too many enemies of nigeria progress he is contending with yet he is expected to act like a democratic president and not a dictator."
Chinedu Okpara warned that "Obasanjo will soon tear his cloth in public", adding: "I know he doesn't have APC party card to tear...shame"
Mike Godly said: "The president is really working hard no doubt about that but he is yet to get the economy right . The militants are making matters worse."
Meanwhile, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Jude Mbachu, in Imo State has appealed to President Muhammadu Buahri to intervene in the crises affecting the party, stressing that top shots of the party should not be allowed to defect from the party.
Addressing reporters in Owerri, the state capital, Mbachu said Buhari’s intervention in the crises rocking APC will help prevent the party from collapse.
According to Mbachu, the internal crisis in the ruling party was similar to the problem that destabilised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), before the 2015 general elections.
“I am sad with the current state of affairs in APC because if the founding fathers of APC fail to tackle the problems, it may spell doom for the party in future elections.
“Because of the in-fighting in PDP before the 2015 elections, the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar pulled out of PDP with five governors to APC and that move brought down PDP.
“The leadership of APC may be making a big mistake if all that we are hearing and reading in the papers concerning plans by some APC top brass to pull out of the party is allowed to happen.
“I expect that as men of honour, agreement reached during the fight that led to the political struggle that led to the defeat of PDP should be respected.’’
Recall that there have been reports claiming that Tinubu is plotting to float another political party ahead of 2019 general elections.