Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that both former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari should all go home and rest because they are analogue in this digital age and have all expired
Fayose, who noted that Obasanjo made sense in the Tuesday open letter he wrote Buhari, asking the president to go home and rest, however said that the erstwhile leader was the wrong person to write such epistle as he led the cabals that imposed Buhari on Nigerians.
Obasanjo had in 2015 dumped his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its then candidate and incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, to canvass votes for Buhari.
But in the letter on Tuesday, he advised Buhari not to seek re-election.
Obasanjo cited Buhari’s health, apparent nepotism in his government, ethnic leaning, favouritism and other sundry incompetencies in the present administration as reason Buhari should take a bow to go home and rest.
But in his reaction in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary issued in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, Fayose, who is the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, argued that the letter was belated and self-serving.
“It is a face-saving letter after Obasanjo, who led the cabals that imposed Buhari, had seen that Nigerians have turned back from following the president. Damning as the Obasanjo letter was and although it makes some sense, the writer is not deserving of the letter.
“Obasanjo is not the right person to write that letter. He was the leader of those who deceived Nigerians and lied to the international community to support Buhari. Nigerians have already made up their minds to show Buhari the exit next year with or without Obasanjo’s self-serving letter.
“So Obasanjo should not take the credit, he should not reap where he has not sown. Nevertheless, President Buhari should heed ex-President Obasanjo’s advice and go home and rest.
“President Buhari has overstayed his welcome. Obasanjo himself should heed his own advice to Buhari by also going home to rest. Both Obasanjo and Buhari are analogue in this digital age and have expired.
“We have been hearing of Obasanjo since we were in the primary school. It is time for him to vacate the public political space. When Nigerians hear him speak nowadays, they hiss.”
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