Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are incomparable, insisting that his former vice is politically, economically and socially sound than Buhari.
Obasanjo disclosed this on Sunday evening when the Southwest PDP leaders led by the party’s National Vice Chairman (South West), Dr Eddy Olafeso, visited him at his Pent-House Residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Recall that the former President had in series of letters, slammed Buhari, noting that his administration lacked developmental and performance strategy and needed to address them for Nigerians good. His words, “Politically speaking, you can’t be my friend if you don’t buy into the Nigeria’s project. For me, till death, I will continue to push for a better Nigeria. “I said if you compare the two of them Atiku and Buhari with what I know and all I have written about the incumbent, which they have decided to cover up, Atiku is better than the incumbent by far. That’s the point I am making. And nobody is perfect.
“I am not a perfect person. I have my shortcomings. If I deny my shortcomings, it means I am not being truthful to myself. “But, my shortcomings have nothing to do with my love for Nigeria. It has nothing to do with being greedy or selfishness.” Those who equally graced the meeting according to the Nation include; Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi; Senators-elect Oyo South Kola Balogun; Ondo Central Ayo Akinyelure; Rep-elect (Ibarapa North and Central), Hon Ajibola Muraina; former Osun State Governor Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Minister for State for Defence Erelu Olusola Obada and PDP gubernatorial candidate in Ekiti State 2018 election, Prof Olusola Eleka.
Obasanjo said that the nation’s situation demands a vibrant voice and opposition in PDP to engender a virile democracy. The former Head of States also bemoaned the failure of leadership, saying Nigeria can’t move forward “if we continue the way we are.” He urged the PDP to purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites,” whom he said, lacked commitment to return the opposition party to its lost glory. Obasanjo lamented many of the PDP leaders are still preoccupied with what ministers to “their pockets and stomach,” wondering why some of them left the party while others lost hope the seconds the results of 2019 Presidential election were announced.