Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has come under fire over comments credited to him saying that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, is still better than President Muhammadu Buhari despite his electoral loss.
The purported comments credited to Obasanjo has been condemned and waved aside by the Buhari Media Organisation which on Tuesday described the statement as “a crude joke.”
The organisation, in a statement by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju; and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, in Abuja, also added that Obasanjo’s comments are “ridiculous and contemptible.”
The statement by the organisation reads in part; “We note that while President Muhammadu Buhari has used his four years in office to lay a solid foundation for Nigeria’s sustainable growth, Obasanjo as Nigeria’s President for eight years created instability by removing senate presidents and state governors at will.
“It should be restated that throughout Buhari’s four years in office, we have not witnessed a state of emergency in any state, and neither has the administration masterminded the unceremonious removal of the Senate President or any state governor.
“We also recall that Obasanjo’s era was characterised by unbridled corruption at the National Assembly.”
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