OUR REPORTER—–-Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday maintained that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, has failed.
The former president disclosed this when he received members of the New Nigeria group at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State
“The first lesson I learnt in my military training is never reinforce failure; what we have now is failure. Never you reinforce failure, let failure be failure,” he said.
He said, “The truth is this – when you have an ineffective and incompetent government, we are all victims and don’t let anybody deceive you.
“Those of you who are in business, your business could have been better today if we have a competent and effective and performing government.”
According to him the President has a “poor understanding” of the dynamics of internal politics.
He called on 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).
“This time, for us to make it, we need all hands on deck,” Obasanjo stated. “I have publicly said and I mean it that as a party, neither PDP nor APC can get us there; never mind about reforms and apology and all that.”
Obasanjo further challenged the ruling APC to stop giving excuses that it has yet to perform better because it met challenges, noting that the party was aware of the challenges before it wrestled power from the PDP.
He further called on Nigerian youths 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.
He noted that “strong popular grassroots movement” in Nigeria, adfing that’s the way to bring about the change, sustainability and stability the nation needs in its democracy
“You cannot take PDP as it is, and APC as it is; but they are not all made of evil people, there are good people. I said PDP is leprous hand, APC is leprous hand, but there are some clean fingers in them.
“So, let’s take those clean fingers in them and graft the clean fingers in our own. That is the way to go and if we go that way, we will get there.”