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You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Ecstasy154(m): 4:42pm On Sep 13
Presidency has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent comment against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.


Obasanjo had at an interactive session with some socio-cultural groups in Abuja on Friday, said that Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state, noting that the country is economically becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world.

According to him: “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.

“Old fault lines that were disappearing have opened up in greater fissures and with drums of hatred, disintegration and separation and accompanying choruses being heard loud and clear almost everywhere”

Reacting on Sunday, Presidency through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said: “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).

“Before responding further to the unfair attacks on President Buhari and his administration by the former President, it is important that we categorically state that contrary to the assertions by a few analysts, the recent speech in which President Buhari advised West African Presidents against tenure elongation beyond constitutional limits has been consistent with his long held views on the need to adhere to the rule of law.


“Even though he tried it and failed, the recent uptick in the number of such leaders proposing to do, or actually carrying on in office beyond term limits is sufficient to cause concern among democrats in the sub-region given its prospects of destabilizing the states and the region.

“President Buhari’s advocacy is consistent with his principles and in line with the current policies of his administration and indeed that of the ECOWAS Charter which is that term limits must be respected and that the change of government is only permissible through the ballot box.


“Having cleared this misperception, we hope that Chief Obasanjo would once again sheath the sword and rest the pretentiousness about the Messiah that has (mis)led him to pronounce often wrongly, as he disastrously did in the 2019 elections, about the life and death of Nigerian governments.

“As some commentators are already suggesting, Chief Obasanjo should, in accordance with his mantra as a statesman, get involved with problems solving, when and where they exist instead of helping the mushrooming of a poisonous atmosphere of ethnic and religious nationalism.


“Surely, he must have disappointed many of his local and foreign admirers by showering commendations on a few extremist groups who have vowed to shun the invitation to the National Assembly to participate in the process of constitutional amendment.

“No doubt, he must have left those admirers confused in announcing the support for the boycott of a democratic process of changing the constitution, at the same time calling for dialogue and engagement.

“The fact that the process he ushered in under his administration with the dubious intention of amendments that sought tenure elongation failed-as did two other attempts by the successor administrations of the same political party- does not in any way justify his dismissal of the exercise by the 9th Assembly as a another waste of time and resources.

“To the credit of the All Progressives Congress-led 8th Assembly, the process of constitutional amendment was kickstarted and carried through, paving the way for, among other benefits, the financial independence of local government councils, States Houses of Assembly and the country’s Judiciary. These changes have already been signed into laws by the President as mandated by the constitution.

“The recent decisions by the administration as they relate to subsidy withdrawal, helping to plug some of the most horrendous notorious holes and release of scarce resources for the more pressing needs of the people has also not escaped the ire of the former president.

“It’s a known fact that the withdrawal of subsidies had been on the wish list of the Obasanjo-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. They failed in achieving these measures because, one there was a shared greed. They plundered the treasury as much as anyone could in the name of either subsidy or waiver with reckless impunity.


“Two, is to say it takes courage and rare statesmanship on the part of a leader to do as President Buhari to shun populism and seek the best interest of the people and the state, providing the kind of reform and development that Nigeria urgently needs.

“This President has run an administration focused on infrastructure and development. He has repaired our damaged relations with neighbours and our traditional allies such as the UK, US, China, Russia, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the others with lots of benefits to the country.

“It is a pro-business administration that has used diplomacy to unlock bilateral trade and investment.

“He leads a government that has liberalized the investment climate and market access by achieving reforms that have placed the country in the list of the world’s top reforming economies.

“Nigeria, which other nations had mocked and ridiculed for so many things that were wrong is today progressing at a pace reflecting its size and potential.

“With so much to show and many more coming, it is little surprise that President Buhari would be the object of envy and harsh unfair challenges by politicians who failed to deliver, but continue to nurse ambitions of delighting the audience long after their curtain has been drawn.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/09/youre-nigerias-divider-in-chief-presidency-blasts-obasanjo/amp/

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by NwaNimo1(m): 4:43pm On Sep 13
Bubu to OBJ

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by div111(m): 4:44pm On Sep 13
grin
Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by ezenwajosh(m): 4:44pm On Sep 13
PRESIDENCY

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by ademasta(m): 4:45pm On Sep 13
O boy
Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by sinkhole: 4:50pm On Sep 13
I talk am, presidency go soon react sad
As far as presidency is concerned, Nigeria and Nigerians dey enjoy like bee inside palm wine grin

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Stephenomozzy(m): 4:51pm On Sep 13
All of them dey the same Animal Farm

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Brandstudio01: 4:52pm On Sep 13
The man might not be far from the truth

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Realadey(m): 4:57pm On Sep 13
Hmmmm
Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by LibertyRep: 4:59pm On Sep 13
Accuse OBJ of many things but not Nepotism on this scale as arrogantly displayed by this regime

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by dlaw70: 5:07pm On Sep 13
Patricia Etteh Boy friend that year.

Don't mention.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Bossontop(m): 5:08pm On Sep 13
tongue

Rare gif of the media aide after typing this trash......

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by GWGNG: 6:41pm On Sep 13
Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by RapistOnBail: 6:13am On Sep 14
Birds of same feathers

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by tophumble(m): 6:13am On Sep 14
Hmmmmm


Presidency dey para oooooo

The letter writer too should just calm down because he once had the opportunity of making Nigeria great but all we got from his govt was jumbo pay for politicians.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by MyOpinionNotUrs: 6:14am On Sep 14
Someone should remind the presidency of the dogs and baboon parable by his excellency. 97% and 5%.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Freestainworld(m): 6:14am On Sep 14
and Buhari is the Nigerian disaster in Chief.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Dannyset(m): 6:14am On Sep 14
Baba that almost impregnated the wife of his son.

Baba that turned our NASS to Ghana must go Legislators.

Baba that can't explain what happened to our 16b dollars and offered us failed electricity infrastructure.

Baba that almost wiped out Odi.

He must think we are a joke.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Sarmiz24(m): 6:14am On Sep 14
Dumies

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Sarmiz24(m): 6:14am On Sep 14
Lol isn’t that the best they can do

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by humberjade: 6:14am On Sep 14
This administration sef...always playing to the gallery...diverting attention...blame games; they can blame even the dead for their gross incompetence...they don't address messages, but attacks the messanger like rabid dogs, only if they address issues with the same alacrity they do with critics... grin

Indeed, Nigeria is fast becoming a failed nation...a country where you can't protest peacefully, killings everywhere, failures you call service Chiefs remain in office despite their dismal performance...economy in shambles...chai, I weep for this country.


Even the blind knows that Obasanjo believed in one Nigeria way more than those parading themselves in this depressing govt today.

As far as you are sound, he appoints you into his govt, irrespective of ur tribe. All tribes were almost evenly represented across board in his government.

Unlike what we have today, a govt filled with Northerners, Fulanis...with the others settling for crumbs.

Unfortunately, the major political players from other tribes just sidon dey look because of what they are eating or what they are aspiring to eat in the future. grin

Like I always say, Nigerians have not suffered enough, when they do, they will unite to rise up against their oppressors.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by wildcatter23(m): 6:15am On Sep 14
sad



Nigeria with the tradition of attacking the person and overlooking the message. No government has been as guilty as this present dispensation in fanning the embers of nepotism, tribalism and religious differences.

Rather than tackle the issues bared, it's to throw shades and point accusing fingers. It is such an unfortunate circumstance.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Mikelarteta(m): 6:15am On Sep 14
God punish Buhari and all his apologist.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by EdiskyHarry: 6:15am On Sep 14
So sad to wake up and read this,
Presidency, well done o.

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by YosemiteDan: 6:15am On Sep 14
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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Badonasty(m): 6:15am On Sep 14
Lol...these ones just like talking nonsense

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Mathantics: 6:16am On Sep 14
Buhari is a terrorist

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by XINOIX(m): 6:16am On Sep 14
this one is hard to swallow

eh enter em body well well

perfect response

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by Bobotic(m): 6:16am On Sep 14
This Nigeria MUST be Better One Day!!!

Na God Created Us Not Buhari Nor Obasanjo !!!

Buhari Leadership na F9
shocked

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by SATANNIST: 6:17am On Sep 14
LIES FROM THE PIT OF HELL

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Re: You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo by KingMicky3286: 6:17am On Sep 14
Why are they replying him, why not go and arrest him like they do to other citizens ?

Hypocrites...................


Ecstasy154:


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/09/youre-nigerias-divider-in-chief-presidency-blasts-obasanjo/amp/

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