Several months after criticizing President Muhammad Buhari’s administration, former President Olusegun Obasanjo advised Nigerians not to vote for “failed government” in 2019.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday called on the Nigerians to ensure that they do not choose the “failed government” again to apologize for failing to meet Nigerian expectations.
The former president spoke during his visit to Ogun State by a group called “New Nigeria 2019” led by Moses Siasia and Chima Anyaso.
Olusegun Obasanjo added that we are all victims of the incompetent government of President Muhammad Buhari. He, therefore, warned that Nigerians would never be deceived by reforms advocated by PDP.
He said it would be boring for Nigerians to reinforce this shortcoming by re-electing APC and President Muhammad Buhari in 2019.
Moreover, he criticised the APC-led federal government for allegedly bringing hardship on Nigerians and running an ineffective economic policy. In which, he said, cripples businesses, causing economic woes in the country.
Obasanjo said; “But this time, for us to make it, we need all hands on deck. You see, I have publicly said and I mean it.”
“That as a party, neither PDP nor APC can get us there as they have been. Never mind about reforms and apology and all that.”
“I am happy to meet with you, but don’t take anything for granted. There will be a lot of work that we have to do. What those I call power addicts would want to do is to divide you based on gender, age, tribe, religion and region. You have one commonality interest in Nigeria. And it doesn’t matter where you come from. We had that interest.”
“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.”
“As I said, stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there are no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You come in because you know there are challenges. Then, giving us excuse that you have many challenges, that is why you haven’t achieved results.”