Northern coalition faults Obasanjo on Buhari

A Coalition of Northern Youths under the umbrella of Arewa Youths Parliament, has criticised former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for declaring Nigeria a failed state and trying discredit President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Abdurrahman Umar, the secretary of the coalition said at a news conference on Thursday in Sokoto, that Obasanjo’s criticisms his usual attacks on governments that failed succumb his self centered manipulations.

”We view the recent attacks by Obasanjo on Buhari’s leadership as another attempt bring out his previous government failures.

”There was nothing tangible done by Obasanjo as a President then that was not self serving and disadvantageous national interests as he could not corroborate his allegations with facts.







”Obasanjo has many things unto himself, his recent contributions political discourse wherein he alleged that Nigeria is divided under the leadership of Buhari  is an indication that he suffers from exceedingly faulty memory.

”He made fiery allegations against Buhari and did not offer corroborating evidences as he only presented reams of words portraying his past misconducts,” Umar said.

According Umar, Obasanjo should ordinarily be the last complain about state of the nation, because his past administration perpetrated unalloyed miscarriage of justice and best aspirations of the Nigerian people.

The coalition advised the former president position himself be the father of the nation.

”The global economy wanted fuel Nigeria’s growth, everybody wanted Nigeria succeed after emerging from years of obnoxious military rule.








”Instead of being a unifying figure as the Commander-in-Chief, he lowered himself be divisive, vindictive conniver as there was no one who came his company for a period with whom he did not fall out if he expressed divergent issue contrary his mind.

”Obasanjo’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) boasted that it will rule for 60 years, never did they boasted to govern Nigeria well during even one year.






”He could have placed the economy on the path of durable and shared through diversification, industrialisation and creation of a societal safety to the benefit of the poor as being done by the present government,” he added.

He urged Nigerians to be wary of the former president and his love and for the country, stressing that Nigeria’s redemption from the past inherited from Obasanjo and his cronies was still very much on course.

”We shall not allow these yesterday’s men to distract the journey to a greater Nigeria,”Umar said.(NAN)