BMO tackles Obasanjo for comparing Nigeria under Buhari to civil war days

Northern group attacks Obasanjo, says he does not moral right to condemn any government

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been taken to task by the The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, which advised him to henceforth speak with caution when it comes to national issues.

The BMO gave the advice in response to Obasanjo’s comment that the country is more divided at the moment than it was when Nigeria fought the civil war, adding that there was no room for such comparison.

The group, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and the Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, also caperted the former president for using the platform of the Chief Audit Executives of Nigerian banks to throw another dart at the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The BMO also said: “In drawing a comparison between the civil war and the current situation in Nigeria, the former President was clearly being mischievous, especially as he did not go into detail.

“So, we wonder what exactly is happening in the country now that compares with that ugly period in our nation’s history.”

The group equally accused Obasanjo of trying to sow seeds in the minds of unwary Nigerians by deliberately refusing to speak in details on the matter.

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“It is a reflection of Chief Obasanjo’s disappointment that he was unable to influence the outcome of the February 23 presidential election in favour of his preferred candidate.

“This is the first time since 2007 that  he  couldn’t  authoritatively say he was instrumental in  the electoral success of a Nigerian President, so he finds solace in creating the impression of a divided nation.

“Obasanjo could not even deliver his polling unit and ward to his preferred candidate; he also lost his state to Buhari. This must have hurt his massive ego tremendously and he holds Buhari responsible for that.

“So,  it is not surprising that he took that subtle dig at the President even though he was quoted sometime ago as saying that he was  not yet ready to speak on the 2019 elections”, the BMO said in the statement.


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