On Monday, former president Olusegun Obasanjo called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving Nigerians excuses, he explains the president needs to raise his bar saying he was presently a failure.
Obasanjo said this while playing host to the New Nigeria 2019 Group, led by the convener, Chima Anyaso, in company with Moses Siasia at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He said it not making sense for Buhari and the APC to whine about challenges almost three years in office, while they had failed to solve the challenges. Recall the ex-president fired the presidency in the letter he wrote about three months ago to the President, Obasanjo accused Buhari and the All Progressives Congress of bringing hardship on Nigerians and running ineffective economic policies which had crippled businesses.
“As I said, stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there are no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You come in because you know there are challenges and then giving us an excuse that you have many challenges; that is why you haven’t achieved results .”
Obasanjo warned Nigerians not to re- elect a failed government who always gave one excuse or another for its failure to meet up with Nigerians’ expectations.
He said it would be foolhardy for Nigerians to reinforce failure by re- electing an ineffective and incompetent government in 2019.
“And then you still want to go . The first lesson I learnt in my military training is never reinforce failure . What we have now is failure . Never you reinforce failure . Let failure be failure,” he added.
The former President also criticized the Peoples Democratic Party, urging Nigerians not to be deceived by its apology, arguing that neither the PDP nor the APC could get Nigeria out of its economic mess.