Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:28 pm
Are there still doubts about former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s favourite candidate for Nigeria’s presidential election on 28 March? Or doubts about the candidate he has endorsed?
Obasanjo has thrashed the doubts by declaring today that General Muhammadu Buhari is more competent and well equipped to tackle the corruption,recklessness and impunity that has eaten deep into the fabrics of Nigeria, than President Goodluck Jonathan.
In London, at the launch of his book, My Watch, Obasanjo has described the handling of Nigeria by Jonathan as ‘mediocre’.
Obasanjo said today that he believes in the leadership of Buhari more than anybody at this present time,asking Nigerians not to compare the military era to the democratic system.
According to him,”I believe General Buhari will fight corruption,he will give firm leadership. When he was there before,he was a military and military leader is both the executive and the legislative but in democracy,it is not possible like that.
“Moreover, since the military has been rendered impotent, I believe he will do everything to rescusitate it because he knows the military well,so he will do it,if he fails to do it, I will say shame unto him.”
Obasanjo appealed to President Jonathan not to listen to those who are creating a phobia of Buhari and a phobia of enquiry,adding that the President should rather have a dignified exit which will bring him acclaim as a patriot and true democrat.
He also appealed to the APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammed Buhari to ensure that after the election,which he believes Buhari will win, he should find a way to allay the fears of many who see him as a threat in the area of human rights and obedience of our constitution and rule of law.
Obasanjo tasked every Nigerian to play his part in the progress and development of this great country.
“For me I would not stop. There is nothing better than democracy. And for those who are pushing President Jonathan,he should beware because when the chips are down,he will be naked and they will mock him at the end. I wish President Goodluck Jonathan,General Muhammadu Buhari and every Nigerian well,” the former President concluded.