The Chairman of the Buhari Media Organisation, Niyi Akinsiju has reacted to the former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment about President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, stating Nigerians expect him to behave like a statesman.
This comes after the former president attacked Buhari’s administration, saying the country is fast becoming a failed state under his leadership on Thursday during a consultative dialogue.
The chairman of the organisation responded to Obasanjo’s comment on Friday, September 11, 2020, stating that the former president should not join a class of leaders who complain when their personal interests are not being serviced.
“One would expect people like President Obasanjo to behave like a statesman and not serve as a distraction. The Nigerian political elite complains just like he is doing now when their personal interests are not being serviced.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is doing what every sensible leader should do; put the interests of the majority of Nigerians first. Most of our fault lines that Obasanjo is talking about today are creations of the selfish interests of the elite which have no economic consequences. Most of our elite advance these fault lines to further their interests,” he said.
It would be recalled that this is not the first time Obasanjo would attack President Buhari. He had written a series of letters to the president, expressing concern about the security and economy of the country.