‘Only A Fool Will Sit On The Fence Or Be Neutral When His Or Her Country Is Being Destroyed With Incompetence’ – Obasanjo
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said that current President must be voted out in the coming elections.
Obasanjo who famously supported Buhari in the lead up to the 2015 elections has now backtracked and said the President has done nothing to help the country.
Obasanjo insists Buhari has performed below expectations and doesn’t deserve a second term in office.
In a statement issued by his media aide Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo, in a reply to various reports that he has gone neutral from partisanship in regards to the coming elections, said:
“It is disingenuous, if not malicious, for anyone to suggest that Chief Obasanjo was being neutral when he chose not to use the Owu Convention as a platform for political campaign but instead adopt a communal and familial approach in talking to members of his Owu family,” Akinyemi said.
“For the records, and as accurately reported by some media organisations, what the former president said at the convention in Iwo was that while he would not impress any candidates on them, Nigerians should vote for credible candidates who will drive growth and development and make their lives better than it is now.”
Akinyemi also noted that “only a fool will sit on the fence or be neutral when his or her country is being destroyed with incompetence, corruption, lack of focus, insecurity, nepotism, brazen impunity and denial of the obvious.”