More criticisms have followed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the lastest coming from The Buhari Youth Organisation, Lagos state chapter – one of the strong youth groups suporting the re-election of the incumbent in next month polls.
BYO, in a statement sent to BreezeReporters and signed by Abdulwaheed Odunuga and Razaq Aderiibigbe, the state coordinator and secretary respectively berated Obasasanjo, saying his past evils are haunting him.
Obasanjo, in a sixteen page letter had accused President Buhari of plotting to rig the elections using INEC and security agencies but BYO called on Nigerians to ignore Obasanjo’s alarm.
BYO statement reads; ”In response to the outcry of the old soldier(Obasanjo), the Buhari Youth Organisation Lagos Chapter is calling on Nigerians to ignore the old generals as it is obvious that while his trying to yield calls of his antecedents, his victims and other past evils are haunting him. The moment an elderly person is finding it difficult to remember vividly what he wrote as his biography and started saying otherwise, the people around him will need to stay very close to him, knowing that his words cannot be taken seriously any longer.
”The ex-President has failed to recall the words of the Head of European Union Monitoring team, Max van den Berg with 150 observers when he reported to BBC about 2007 Presidential elections saying: “I can compare it of course with 2003, when I was the chief observer, and I had expected, really, after that was a very disappointing election, that we would see something better. But we have not seen that, and the credibility is not there. The whole thing was not at all living up to hopes of Nigerian people, chaotic, and I would say it left them behind, demoralized with examples of ballot stuffing, alteration of official results forms, stealing of sensitive polling materials, vote buying and underage voting”.
”The report of the EU Observer could not have said differently being an Independent observer about an election conducted by INEC under the Watch of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nigerians need not be surprised that the old man’s outcry is simply a confession of his shadow haunting him with details what he had done before not being repeated by a man that has surpassed his feat in integrating Nigerians and outstandingly being democratic in discharging his duties in order to uphold his integrity.
”The Owu chieftain could not hold back his bigotry about the law professor and most beloved Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo with the way he has been going around to share the good news of the administration Social Investment Programmes for the Needy, Unemployed, Traders and the vulnerable in general. The Owu chieftain must have been suffering from the trauma of the imbroglio, power tussles that reduced his Presidency to shame where he and his Vice President, Atiku Abubakar were exposing the dirty linen of each other to Nigerians during their administration.
”Nigerians will also remember that the former President had earlier publish the trilogy book that narrated his memoir but who could believe the same man could at some point later in life come back to say otherwise about what he had earlier written in black-and-white. Obasanjo does not have the onus or credibility to talk or teach anything about Integrity with what he had exhibited with his old political party, Peoples Democratic Party, his Ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and his political baby that failed to crawl, Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and what we are now seeing. One can easily conclude that the Obasanjo we are seeing today is not the one from Ogun state but a clone from Benue republic.
”The Buhari Youth Organisation is calling on all Nigerians to simply turn to the next page or tune to the next channel whenever the old soldier is trying to be mischievous as his shadow is currently haunting him.