Buhari’s Spirit That Obasanjo Hates
Nigeria News takes a look at the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s serial attacks on the administration of Muhammadu Buhari from personal relation perspective.
One devilish feature of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo is that he hardly forgives. Almost all those who offended Obasanjo at one time or the other suffered for their offence.
The chief among them is the former vice president Atiku Abubakar whose political life has since been damaged just because he worked with Obasanjo.
Perhaps if Atiku had remained as the Governor of Adamawa State in 1999 before Obasanjo chose h
The former president nailed Atiku’s political coffin with his book, “My Watch”. Of course, there was a kangaroo meeting where Obasanjo had purportedly forgiven Atiku ahead of the 2019 presidential election, the former president letters had done greater damage to Atiku’s politics.
I do not think that Obasanjo will ever forgive the Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka for always attacking him, neither will he forgive former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu for always criticizing him.
Unlike Obasanjo, President Muhammadu Buhari may have had a forgiving heart as demonstrated by his gesture to the family of the winner of the June 12,
Buhari also declared June 12 as the Democracy Day against the May 29 that was form
Buhari soaked up the pain and put behind him the sin committed against his government by MKO Abiola. He never recalled how Abiola sponsored Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (RETD) who was his Chief of Army Staff to overthrow his government in 1985.
He fought back tears as he decorated MKO posthumously with National honour on June 8, 2018, twenty years after the politician was killed by the allies of Babangida whom many thought was his best friend at the time.
Yet Buhari forgave them all, took the democratic lane to regain the seat he lost 30 years ago.
On this route, he lost elections three times. He went to court and lost three times but never resorted to names calling like Obasanjo who writes letters to protest against government policies that will not favour him and his cronies.
Obasanjo has never hidden his hatred for June 12 and the event that
He chose to celebrate himself rather than the man who paved way for his enthronement. And to show his anger again, Obasanjo came up with a
Perhaps this may be true, following the acquisition of Amplitude Modulation Radio Frequency for Herdsmen by this government but to many public analysts, saying that Buhari was trying to “
But Obasanjo should be relieved a bit for having the backing of the Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka on the “Fulanisation” agenda of Buhari’s government.
Soyinka noted at the forum organised by UBA on Tuesday that Nigerians should not throw away the message being passed by Obasanjo but must examine it closely saying that the spate of insecurity in the country could suggest an interior motive of the current government to “