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Obasanjo strikes again, attacks Buhari, National Assembly

23 November 2016, 16:41

Abuja - The honeymoon between President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have ended, Premium Times reports.

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

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

Delivering the keynote at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture, 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 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.

“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,” Obasanjo said.

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.

News24 reported that Former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his fight against Boko Haram, while blaming the rapid growth of the terrorist group on the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Obasanjo described Boko Haram as a formidable terror threat that had to be completely wiped out to ensure the safety of Nigerians, which he faulted Jonathan of not being capable of doing.

- News 24

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