January 3, 2023
The Presidency has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo attack on President Muhammadu Buhari was born out jealousy having beaten him to a new record in the nation’s development process.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President,Garba Shehu, said the former president having tried tenure elongation and failed, was being deceived by his fictitious mind that he is the one under attack.
In the statement titled: “Morally squalid Obasanjo attacks leaders out of frustration,” Shehu described Obasanjo’s tenure, from 1999-2007 as representing the dark days of Nigeria’s democracy due to a slew of assaults on the constitution.
Obasanjo in his open letter endorsing Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi had knocked President Buhari for mismanaging the economy saying in the last seven and half years of Buhari Nigerians have lived in hell and moved from “frying pan to fire. and from mountain top to the valley.”
Shehu, however, said President Buhari was ahead of Obasanjo in all fields of national development.