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Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by MediaLife: 9:15am On Jan 21
After his second damning letter, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerians must appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for contributing to the development of the nation.

Obasanjo stated on Sunday at a press conference held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, after the release of another 16-page letter in which he described Buhari as another Gen. Sani Abacha.

The elder statesman said the briefing was a follow-up to the letter earlier letter which he wrote to Buhari in January 2018, advising President against re-contesting.

He said that developments after the 2018 letter had proven the contents right, adding that his predictions had been fulfilled.

”I believe that as a watchman, it is appropriate at this time to speak out and where there is need to raise alert, I should raise it and where there is need to commend, I should commend,” he said.

He commended Buhari for respecting the views of Nigerians who had called for a new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) over fears that the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris, might aid election rigging.

”I personally commend the president for yielding to popular outcry to let the former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, go when he is due as he had the track records and history of being assigned to rig elections for the incumbent,” he said.

Obasanjo, who insisted that history could not ignore Buhari’s contributions to Nigeria’s development, prayed that the president would witness God’s purpose for Nigeria.

”History will note that he has been there.

”My fervent prayer is that President Buhari may live to see the will and purpose of God for Nigeria,” he said.

Obasanjo also said that some clerics would hold the president to his word on free, fair, credible and peaceful elections.

He, however, called on the INEC Chairman to stand firm and carry out his duties with competence and unbending neutrality.

The former president also frowned at the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, over alleged non-declaration of his assets without following due process.

He further warned that with the liquidation of the ISIS in Iraq and Libya, Africa would be the next port of concentration.

Obasanjo, therefore, called on all African countries to join the struggle in eliminating terrorists from the region, adding that Nigeria must play a vanguard role.

In a response to Obasanjo’s second letter, presidency said the 90-year-old former president needs a good doctor and in anticipation of a good treatment.

The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu, wished Obasanjo ”get well soon”.

Obasanjo, a partisan in next month’s election, is supporting opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who he had savaged in a book and dubbed a ‘corrupt man’ and even invoked God’s wrath upon himself, if he ever backed Atiku’s presidential ambition.

Garba regarded Obasanjo’s attack against Buhari as puerile and the “the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President(Buhari) politically and have resorted to subterfuge’’.

“This language of his 16-page letter, likening President Buhari to General Sani Abacha, a man he dreaded and the one who jailed him under military laws is most unfitting from a former President of Nigeria”, Garba said.

“The claim that President Buhari has put in place rigging machinery is both outlandish and outrageous. We are unable to get the words to describe a 90-year old liar, except to say that by the publication of this tissue of lies against the President, he Obasanjo, not the President will fall from everyone’s esteem.

“As repeatedly said of him, since Chief Obasanjo left office in 1979, he never let every succeeding leader of the country function freely, and this included the one he personally handpicked against all known rules drawn up by the party that put him in the office of the President.

“But Chief Obasanjo is jealous because President Buhari has more esteem than him and the sooner he learns to respect him the better.

“It is a notorious fact that in dealing with any leader that he failed to control, he resorted to these puerile attacks. As the grand patron, more correctly the grandfather of corruption as described by the National Assembly, Chief Obasanjo released today’s letter purely for the reason of rescuing his thriving corruption establishment.

“The elections starting in February will be free and fair as promised the nation and the international community by President Buhari.

“What Chief Obasanjo and his co-travellers in the PDP should expect is that from the outcome, we will teach them a political lesson that they will never forget. This margin will be much bigger than we had in 2015.

“Claims that President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have embarked on the president’s “self- succession project, by recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualise the perpetuation agenda, in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count” is not only utterly false, but a copious note from the book on the failed third term agenda of President Obasanjo.

“The man, President Buhari who has taken Nigeria’s reputation to a higher level internationally and is working hard to improve on the records of elections he found in place cannot descend to the level that Obasanjo has himself sunk.

“As for his attacks of the administration’s records in fighting corruption, what the former President said is no more than evidence that President Buhari’s war against corruption is succeeding. They thought it is all a joke.

“A leader who took USD 16 billion “upfront” to supply electric power yet failed to add a single megawatt to the national grid and to date, there is no trace of the money is jittery that he will be called to account. He is a coward.

“Chief Obasanjo, manifesting a confused state of mind blames President Buhari for the fall of Libya into a failed state and the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and the ISIS, while at the same time calling it an African problem, saying “the struggle must be for all West African, Central African, North African and most East African States,” which really does not amount to saying anything new.

“Nigerians looked up to him as a role model and a ray of hope to ethical and clean leadership until President Yar’Adua called him out to explain what happened to the sixteen billion dollars of taxpayer’s money. It is clear that with him sitting on top of the heap of corruption, he is no different from the crowd he leads”.

Source: https://www.mediahelm.com.ng/2019/01/after-damning-letter-obasanjo-praises.html

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Fuckuignos(f): 9:19am On Jan 21
Crook old monkee

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by NaijaRoyalty: 9:21am On Jan 21
Obasanjo is an intelligent man

Same cannot be said about Buhari .

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by ashcall(m): 10:41am On Jan 21
So what is the old man saying.Criticism in the morning and later praise him in the noon.Which one should we believe.Though same happen to Atiku called him evil names yesterday and promoting him today.In Fela voice confusion break e born

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by SalamRushdie: 10:42am On Jan 21
“Muhammadu Buhari is an agent of destabilisation, ethnic bigot and religious fanatic who, if given the chance, would ensure the disintegration of the country. His ethnocentrism would jeopardise Nigeria’s national unity.””----- Bola Tinubu 2003

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by helinues: 10:51am On Jan 21
Take Obj serious at your own perils

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by ainas247: 11:58am On Jan 21
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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by fuckerstard: 11:58am On Jan 21
How Nigerian youths fight themselves online

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Pojomojo: 11:58am On Jan 21
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3/ However, the board “forgot” to tell me that the CEO was not ready to move on. The dude proceeded to make my life so difficult that I had to resign. I was working 12 – 14 hours a day and giving my whole life to that company. No side hustle; nothing but company business.

3a/ That period of uncertainty was the most desperate time in my life. I had to find a new job or risk missing my kid’s tuition payment; mortgage payments; and struggling to fund our family lifestyle. I made a decision never to trust my life and career to any company again.

4/ Similarly, two of my friends lost their jobs at the end of last year. One was the CEO of a small firm in the US and the other led a big firm in Nigeria. They both gave 100% to their firms (no side hustle) but their employers just wanted to go in a new direction.

5/ I learned 3 key lessons from these experiences?

6/ LESSON 1: You have limited control over your life as long as your income is tied to a process you don’t control. Employees get fired, companies go bankrupt, mergers happen. You don’t control any of these catalysts so you can lose your job despite your stellar performance.

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A good friend of mine turned 40 last week and did NOT invite his father to the party. Dude was attending one of the elite schools in Lagos when his father got fired from a senior government position.

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by ipobarecriminals: 11:58am On Jan 21
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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Nobody: 11:58am On Jan 21
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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by allthingsgood: 11:59am On Jan 21
pLS go and call idris back o

Obasanjo is a devil. If he is praising you for something that means the thing is to your detriment grin sad

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by AntiWailer: 11:59am On Jan 21
Relevance
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Nobody: 12:00pm On Jan 21
Fuckuignos:
Crook old monkee
Respect your elders!
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Ekealterego: 12:00pm On Jan 21
Another news from the stables of BMC.

Nairaland political section is filled with highly compromised news, distorted and taken out of context to give a particular narrative.

People be woke, this is 2019.

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by hisexcellency34: 12:00pm On Jan 21
How i wish Buhari can jail OBJ for life after winning second term

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Praktikals(m): 12:00pm On Jan 21
Old age is really disturbing this man. He is not the only living former head of state we have in Nigeria, you dont see the others writing useless letters or press conferences undecided

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by allthingsgood: 12:00pm On Jan 21
SalamRushdie:
“Obasanjo is an agent of destabilisation, ethnic bigot and religious fanatic who, if given the chance, would ensure the disintegration of the country. His ethnocentrism would jeopardise Nigeria’s national unity.””----- Bola Tinubu 2003

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Saintsami(m): 12:00pm On Jan 21
Hmm! Whatever
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by GlorifiedTunde(m): 12:00pm On Jan 21
Haha! shocked

Ayam not understand ooo!
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by TollaniInvestCo: 12:00pm On Jan 21
This baba self

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by jegz25(m): 12:00pm On Jan 21
This old man too dey talk

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Baawaa(m): 12:01pm On Jan 21
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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by fasho01(m): 12:01pm On Jan 21
Someone had to go between kpotum and amina zakari.. He chose his 'step' niece so why should he be commended for that?
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by PassingShot(m): 12:01pm On Jan 21
Who still listens to this old fool who was accused of amorous affairs with his son's wife.
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Baawaa(m): 12:02pm On Jan 21
Baba OBASANJO'S past his haunting him badly, he finds it difficult to believe the INEC he bastardized can conduct free & fair election without interference.

In his latest letter, it's glaring baba has conceded defeat and already preparing for his retirement from the public space. Happy retirement baba.

We have decided to move on, in the NEXT LEVEL, we want to see more capable and honest hands like Ahmed Ali of custom, Prof. Isiak Oloyede of Jamb... Take charge of government establishments. Progress in infrastructure and improved social interventions.

We can't afford to go back to Egypt. If Baba Obasanjo turns himself to ballot Paper, we will use it to Vote PMB/PYO.

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by jaxxy(m): 12:02pm On Jan 21
Buhari isn’t all bad. He’s just been too divisive and taken us 2 steps forward and 10 steps backwards.
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Okoyeebo: 12:03pm On Jan 21
Yab Buhari today, praise him tomorrow.

Abachanjo should stop playing with the emotions of my Ipob pigs jare. They have been emotionally battered and are very fragile.

After raising their hopes yesterday, he wants to make them cry today.

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by goaldynboy: 12:03pm On Jan 21
grin

Zombies will rush and post this one! They will even hail Obasonjo!!

But they will attack Obasonjo on the one that does not favour them; even though they know Obasonjo is saying the undiluted TRUTH!!
Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by BabaO2: 12:03pm On Jan 21
But Obasanjo extended Ehindero's tenure despite the man was due for retirement, after 35 years in service or 60 years of age

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Re: Obasanjo Hails Buhari For Letting Ibrahim Idris, Ex Police Inspector-General Go by Okoyeebo: 12:04pm On Jan 21
Idris really dealt with Pdpigz o.

Dino and Saraki can explain better.

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