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Obasanjo warned us Buhari is ‘unfit to rule’ —Oyinlola



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A former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has detailed how former President Olusegun Obasanjo had warned that current President Muhammadu Buhari was unfit to preside over the affairs of the country.

Oyinlola also decried the inability of Buhari to deliver on his campaign promises.

The former governor said this in an interview he granted BBC Yoruba, on Friday.

Oyinlola said, “I am saddened that Buhari said he did not know what restructuring is. I played an important role in the process that brought Buhari to power.

“One of the policies we sold to the South was restructuring, but it was shocking that in an interview, the President said he didn’t know the meaning of restructuring.

“May God forgive us and have mercy because this was contrary to what we envisaged.

“We made a lot of promises to the people but none of the promises he made has been fulfilled, especially on the security issues.

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“It was like Boko Haram would be forgotten within six months of Buhari’s becoming the President. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo warned us that Buhari was not fit to run the country, but we did not listen to him.

“We thought that since he was once a military Head of State, he would know how best to handle the insecurity that the country was faced with. Since we gained independence, and civil war, there’s no moment scarier than what we have now.

“The newspaper reports we read daily capture deaths and abduction of people. Already, parents are wary of sending their kids to school. Insecurity has not gone worse like this since 1999.”

Oyinlola further emphasised it was better that everyone went their separate ways.

“We are one in this country, but it’s sad that some people from certain tribes are being pampered and handled with kid gloves while others get unruly treatment. As it is now, if we can’t progress together as a country, it’s better we go our separate ways.

“It is better that we go back to our own regional government; then little was expected from the Federal Government but now even state allocations are determined by the Federal Government. This style is no longer favourable to us; so, it’s better we go our separate ways.”

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