The presidency has attacked Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent statement that Nigeria is becoming a failed and divided state under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Obasanjo said he has never seen Nigeria in such a bad state, and blamed the current state of the country on poor management of the nation’s diversity.
“Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state; economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country.
“And these manifestations are the products of recent mismanagement of diversity and socio-economic development of our country,” the former president said.
In its reaction, the presidency, in a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Mr Obasanjo “attempts to divide the nation while President Muhammadu Buhari continues to promote nation building and the unity of Nigeria.”
Mr Shehu, who rejected allegations of poor management of Nigeria by President Buhari, described Mr Obsanjo as a ‘divider-in-chief.’
Garba Sheu Sattement Below
In his most recent statement former President Olusegun Obasanjo attempts to divide the nation while President Muhammadu Buhari continues to promote nation building and the unity of Nigeria.
The difference is clear. From the lofty heights of Commander-in-Chief, General Obasanjo has descended to the lowly level of Divider-in-Chief (to adapt the coinage of Time).