As the Presidency has responded to the most recent development, it appears that the endorsement of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s candidate for the 2023 presidential elections, on New Year’s Day has lit up more fireworks in the Nigerian political landscape.
Goldennewsng reports that Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, issued a lengthy statement on Monday in response to Obasanjo’s criticism, stating that the former president would naturally do anything to attack Buhari because of his past.
The spokesperson for the president claims that Obasanjo is known for being envious, and as a result, he attacks anyone who surpasses him in the nation’s development process.
Obasanjo issued a new year’s message to Nigerians, particularly young people, encouraging them to support Obi’s candidacy. This development sparked a wide range of responses from the majority of political hopefuls, including Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, the PDP and APC candidates, respectively.
Shehu stated that in all areas of national development, President Buhari is far ahead of Chief Obasanjo, a feat that Obasanjo considers a grave sin because he has hallucinations that claim he is the best Nigerian leader ever and there will never be another.
Shehu also reminded pundits that after three decades of broken promises, President Buhari just finished the world-class Second Niger Bridge. It is currently anticipating charging.
He claimed that during his first term as elected president, Obasanjo laid the groundwork for the bridge but did not finish it.
Shehu also took aim at the former president by pointing out that when Obasanjo ran for reelection for a second term, he went back to the bridge site to turn the sod a second time.
According to the presidential spokesman, “Obasanjo told the foremost Southeast traditional ruler that he was a liar, in the full presence of the Chiefs and Oracles in his palace,” “when the Obi of Onitsha, boldly reminded him that he had done this in the past.”
He said that Obasanjo had lied to the Southeast to get their votes and that the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, had lost those votes but had the courage to build the bridge because he thought it was right.
Shehu said that Buhari had recently been winning awards for trying to do what the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria says a leader should do: serve one or two terms and then leave. He was promoting his principal.
According to him, Buhari has been emphasizing that he will oversee a more favorable election than the one that brought him to power and will step down when necessary.
Obasanjo’s fictitious mind must be telling him that he is the target because he tried tenure elongation but failed.
The presidency remarked, “Obasanjo is not on President Buhari’s radar because experience has shown, especially recently in West Africa where there have been at least three successful coups and many other unsuccessful attempts, that third terms or tenure elongation is a recipe for political instability.”
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