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Obasanjo blasts Senate, labels Jonathan administration as corrupt

10 May 2016, 06:37

Abuja - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blasted the Nigerian Senate, claiming that until the country embraced a culture of continuity, problems will continue to arise, Naij has reported.

While making his address at the third Covenant University International Conference on African Development Issues (ICADI), Obasanjo stated that citizens need to stop blaming problems in the country on a lopsided constitution but instead look at their leadership for answers.

Identifying Nigeria's key issues as leadership and corruption, Obasanjo described the administration of immediate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as corrupt, while calling on Nigerians to give current President Muhammadu Buhari the benefit of the doubt.

Also read: Hundreds of protesters storm Obasanjo's mansion

“Buhari might not be grounded in both the economy and foreign affairs, he is doing well in fighting Boko Haram and in his anti-corruption crusade. I am very optimistic as far as Nigeria is concerned because we have somebody that will do it well as president,” said Obasanjo.

The development follows shortly after Obasanjo came to Buhari's defense previously, with News24 reporting that the ex-Head of State claimed that Buhari's highly-criticized foreign trips were all for the greater good of the nation.

Read more at Naij

- News24


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