A spokesperson of the Atiku Abubkar presidential campaign council, Daniel Bwala, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of seeking a third term.
His comment follows Obasajo ’s endorsement of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.
According to him, it was a “stylish” attempt by the former president of a third term in office by proxy.
Obasanjo in a letter to Nigerians on 1 January, endorsed Mr Obi for the February 25 election.
He said, “None of the contestants is a saint but when one compares their character, antecedent, their understanding, knowledge, discipline and vitality that they can bring to bear and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as a mentee has an edge. Others like all of us have what they can contribute to the new dispensation to liberation, restoration and salvaging of Nigeria collectively.”
Reacting, Bwala appears not to be impressed by the explanations, saying Obasanjo had attacked every president who ruled after him because he believes only himself had done well in office.
Bwala said, “In his 2014 or 2015 letter, he accused GEJ of training snippers to kill citizens, even though it was proved to be a false allegation, in his 2018 or 2019 letter, he accused Buhari of trying to divide nigeria and cause secession, and today he is writing another letter to accuse two other candidates whom he has vowed would never ascend to the nations loftiest seat, even though he made a u-turn and supported Atiku in 2019 because of hatred for Buhari whom he played a role in bringing him to power. So it’s all about him. To him his wishes and will equals the wishes and will of the nation.”
“The letter is not new, the contents are not surprising, but it seems his legacy betrays his assertion in the letter. Baba OBJ, Nigeria has moved on, please allow our democracy to grow and respect the will and wishes of the Nigerian people.”