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One more time, Obasanjo takes Buhari’s govt to the cleaners.

OBJ attacks Buhari’s APC government.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again blasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government for its perceived failures.
He accused the APC government of rejoicing and reveling in its “unrepentant mis-governance” of Nigeria and taking the citizens of the country for fools.
The former president has since his open letter asking Buhari not to seek re-election over his administration’s apparent failures, has continuously criticised the government, admonishing Nigerians not to re-elect Buhari in the 2019 general election.
His attack on Buhari’s APC government on thursday when he briefed newsmen at his presidential library home in Abeokuta, came same day his sponsored movement, Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) announced that it had adopted the African Democratic Congress as a political platform to actualise its dream for a new Nigeria.
Obasanjo told newsmen, “The APC, as a political party, is still gloating and reveling in its unrepentant mis-governance of Nigeria and taking Nigerians for fools. There is neither remorse nor appreciation of what they are doing wrong. It is all arrant arrogance and insult upon injury for Nigerians.
“Whatever the leadership may personally claim, most Nigerians know that they are poorer today than when the APC came in and Nigeria is more impoverished with our foreign loan jumping from $3.6 billion to over $18 billion to be paid by the present and future generations of Nigerians.
“The country is more divided than ever before because the leadership is playing the ethnic and religious game which is very unfortunate. And the country is more insecure and unsafe for everybody. It is a political party with two classes of membership.”
Obasanjo had claimed, when CNM was inaugurated early in the year, that he will cease to be a member of the movement the moment it transformed into a political party.
Commenting on that, he noted that since the movement had adopted the African Democratic Congress (ADC), that he had completed the first phase of his assignment.
He said in his speech entitled, ‘My treatise for future of democracy and development in Nigeria’, “Let me start by welcoming and commending the emergence of a renewed and reinvigorated African Democratic Congress, as a political party
“Since the inception of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, many of the 68 registered political parties have contacted and consulted with the movement on coming together and working together.
“The leadership of the movement, after detailed examination, wide consultation and bearing in mind the orientation, policies and direction of the movement, had agreed to adopt ADC as its platform to work with others for bringing about desirable change in the Nigeria polity and governance.”
According to the former leader, the emergence of ADC was the beginning of hard work to continue to consolidate the nation’s democracy and to make development in all its ramifications “real, relevant, accessible, popular and reaching out to all Nigerians wherever they may be.”
He then appreciated Nigerians who hearkened to his open letter to President Buhari on January 23, where he listed incompetence, nepotism, lack of performance, among others, as the bane of Buhari’s government.

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