Buhari driving Nigeria towards disaster, economic instability – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Buhari of driving Nigeria towards disaster with his style of leadership.

Obasanjo, who spoke in an interview with Premium Times, said the economy was unstable, added that the current administration had destroyed the war against corruption, which he said started during his administration.

Recall that Obasanjo had backed candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the February 23 presidential election.

He contended that Buhari, who he accused of nepotism, was also too old to run for a second term.

The former president said, “The progress we are making may be questionable –Is it fast enough? Is it steady enough? Is it stable enough? Are we taking two steps forward and one step backwards or one step sideways?

“You can question that, but we have no choice but to be on (the) path of sustainable development. Any other thing will be a disaster. In fact, the pace at which we are going now is tending more and more towards disaster and instability and unsustainability.”

He said, “Now, you have a situation where three top officials of government will be from only two northern zones. Ahmed Lawan is from the North-East, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria is from the North-East, the President of the country is from the North-West. They are all from what we call the core North. How can you have that kind of arrangement and then be absolutely insensitive to it?

“So the prescription that our constitution makes for the kind of leadership that should emerge, we have failed to achieve that with the present leadership we have in place. The constitution expects the executive to care for the welfare and security of every Nigerian. But in the present situation, they don’t seem to care.”

Obasanjo also lamented that there was no more confidence in the economy.

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