Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has, again, taken a shot at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigerians are victims of his incompetence.
He also people against “reinforcing failure” through re-electing “ineffective and incompetent government”.
This is not the first time Obasanjo has told Buhari to focus on his work, even going ahead to write a strong-worded open letter to Buhari.
Obasanjo was speaking on Monday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state, while hosting the New Nigeria Group
He described Buhari’s government as ‘ineffective and incompetent’.
“The first lesson I learnt in my military training is to never reinforce failure. What we have now is a failure,” he said.
“Never you reinforce failure. Let failure be failure. And if you do not see what you should see, you will then be a victim of what you don’t like because it’s only when you see what you should see and you do what you should do that you put away what you do not like.
“Those of you who are into business know that by now you could have been better if we have an effective government. The truth is this – when you have an ineffective and incompetent government, we are all victims and don’t let anybody deceive you.”
He warned Nigerians not to get carried away by the recent apology tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as the reforms of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also asked the ruling party to stop giving excuses.
“Stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there were no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You came in because you know there were challenges… stop giving us excuse that you have many challenges, that is why you haven’t achieved results,” he said.
“I have publicly said and I mean it, that as a party, neither PDP nor APC can get us there as they have been. Never mind about reforms and apology and all that.
He asked youth in the country to rise up to the challenge of providing the much needed new generation of leadership for the development of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development.