Stella Dimoko Former President Obasanjo Verbally Attacks President Buhari And NASS


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Former President Obasanjo Verbally Attacks President Buhari And NASS

The honeymoon between President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have ended.

For the one and a half year that Mr. Buhari has been in power, Mr. Obasanjo remained one of his staunchest backers, visiting him repeatedly and publicly defending most of his actions.

But speaking in Lagos Wednesday, Mr. Obasanjo served signal that the era of being soft on the administration Mr. Buhari leads is over.

Delivering the keynote at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture, Mr. Obasanjo lashed at the Buhari administration for repeatedly lumping the country’s three previous administrations (including the one he, Obasanjo, led) together and then accusing them of misgovernance.

He also advised Mr. Buhari to stop dwelling on the past, saying since he was elected to change the country, he should concentrate on clearing the mess he inherited.

“The blanket adverse comments or castigation of all democratic administrations from 1999 by the present administration is uncharitable, fussy and uninstructive. Politics apart, I strongly believe that there is a distinction between the three previous administrations that it would be unfair to lump them all together.

“I understand President Buhari’s frustration on the state of the economy inherited by him. It was the same reason and situation that brought about cry for change, otherwise there would be no need for change if it was all nice and rosy.

“Now that we have had change because the actors and the situation needed to be changed, let us move forward to have progress through a comprehensive economic policy and programme that is intellectually, strategically and philosophically based,” Mr. Obasanjo said.

“It is easier to win an election than to right the wrongs of a badly fouled situation. When you are outside, what you see and know are nothing compared with the reality.

“And yet once you are on seat, you have to clear the mess and put the nation on the path of rectitude, development and progress leaving no group or section out of your plan, programme and policy and efforts. The longer it takes, the more intractable the problem may become.”

The former president also criticised plans by Mr. Buhari to take about $30billion loan.

“I am sure that such a comprehensive policy and programme (that will move Nigeria forward) will not support borrowing US$30 billion in less than three years. It will give us the short-, medium- and long-term picture.

“Adhocry is not the answer but cold, hard headed planning that evinces confidence and trust is the answer. Economy neither obeys orders nor does it work according to wishes. It must be worked upon with all factors considered and most stakeholders involved.

“The investors, domestic and foreign, are no fools and they know what is going on with the management of the economy including the foreign exchange and they are not amused. The Central Bank must be restored to its independence and integrity. We must be careful and watchful of the danger of shortermism.

“Short-term may be the enemy of medium- and long-term. We must also make allowance for the lessons that most of us in democratic dispensation have learned and which the present administration seems to be just learning.”

The former president did not spare the National Assembly which he says stinks to high heavens and the Nigerian military, which he said needed to be purged.



  1. Whatever rocks their boat.
    Ndi agadi na agwo ofe!

  2. Na dem sabi. Obasadem nd Buhari mates dem for my village Don die finish. I wonder wetin dem still dey for life. Mtcheww. πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

    1. Their cup of tea. Who dem epp?

    2. I wonder o. Na deir old brains dem dey use run naija down so.

    3. I wonder o. Na deir old brains dem dey use run naija down so.

  3. Na dem sabi. Obasanjo nd Buhari mates dem for my village Don die finish. I wonder wetin dem still dey for life. Mtcheww. πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

  4. Hehehehehehe
    *in Patience Jonathan's voice* I dey laugh oh.

  5. For once I support you OBJ, let bubu be looking for who to blame.

  6. All i know is.... Obasanjo is a traitor that cannot be trusted! A hypocrite of the highest order

  7. All i know is.... Obasanjo is a traitor that cannot be trusted! A hypocrite of the highest order

  8. Na naw all of Una eyes dey clear, this is just the beginning.

  9. Taa! Commot there sir! When you were there nko? True talk sha! Unto the next level, 2019!

    ... Jesus is my worth!

  10. What's this old man's problem. Is now you're seeing the kind of an incompetent clown you and your co Tinubu forced on Nigerians. Don't worry very much soon your tenure will be included for probe.

  11. It is because it has touched his own past government, that's why he's criticising him, if not saint Obasanjo would've continued to kiss Buhari's ass.

  12. I careth not

    Was never a fan of @Obj or @Sadbaba.


  13. But why does OBJ always talk from both sides of the mouth? Same thing he did for GEJ. Please can he retire already.

    #Boarded. Back to that sunscreen life at daybreak 😩
    *Earphones on*

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    The closer I get to you
    I've not always been the best man or friend for you
    But your love remains true
    And I don't know why
    You always seem to give me another try

    I'm going home
    Back to the place where I belong
    And where your love has always been enough for me
    I'm not running from
    No, I think you got me all wrong
    I don't regret this life I chose for me
    But these places and these faces are getting old
    So I'm going home

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    6. Thanks Chikito! Sure babe! Abeg help me use am do Shoki for tomorrow IHN as I never do am for SDK before Na! Kisses!

  14. At least he agreed there was a mess that need to be clear and in cleaning sixteen years mess you must talk about it. The more the President the pass dirt and corruption he will keep talking, it only natural because he is human. Any reasonable person will do this because it is a disgrace looking at what has gone wrong in the past even before 1999.

  15. Hmmmm
    All I know is that Buhari would not win next election if its free n fair

  16. Buhari is a coward. He couldn't pursue the Halliburton scandal that grossly implicated OBJ and his cohorts. OBJ is screaming "probe me"! But the Daura dullard is too scared to bark.

  17. Lol@honeymoon.Na them sabi..not interested in their gist bikooo

  18. Kwakwakwakwa...
    Obasanjo is tired of licking ass!...
    I love this confusion in their camp!...let them continue attacking each other!...
    Jona will be laughing his ass off!...

  19. Because he is not benefiting from his government


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