FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday accused President Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) of bringing economic hardships.
Obasanjo, who spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, ascribed the hardship Nigerians are going through to “ineffective economic policies” of the Buhari’s administration.
To him, the Buhari-led Federal government is a total failure. He warned Nigerians not to re-elect a “failed government” which, according to him, “gives one excuse or another for its failure to meet up with Nigerians’ expectations.”
Obasanjo said it would be foolhardy for Nigerians to reinforce failure by re-electing the APC and Buhari in 2019.
The former president spoke during a courtesy call on him by the “New Nigeria 2019 Group” led by Chima Anyaso, and Moses Siasia.
Obasanjo advised Nigerians to be united and get rid of “bad government and governance” of the ruling APC. He also said people should not accept reforms and apology tendered by PDP, insisting that neither APC not PDP could get Nigeria and Nigerians out of mess.
He advised the New Nigeria 2019 Group whose membership cuts across all tribes, religions and gender in Nigeria and abroad, not to throw away the baby with the bathing water as some members of both political parties still have integrity and can still help the ideology and movement succeed.
“But let us bring together all these movements because we are pursuing the same thing. If we allow ourselves to be taken piecemeal, it is finished. I said you cannot take PDP as it is and APC as it is, but they are not all made of evil people.
“There are good people. I said PDP is a leprous hand, APC is a leprous hand, but there are some clean fingers in them. So, let’s take those clean fingers in them and graft the clean fingers in our own. That is the way to go and if we go that way, we will get there, we will move together, and we will move fast and we will move far,” Obasanjo advised the group.