Chris Steven, Abuja
Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says only Nigerians who have forgotten about the history of former President Olusegun Obasanjo would fall for his antics by saying that Nigerians should not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari again.
Keyamo who took to the Twitter to tackle Obasanjo for saying Buhari’s government is a failure recalled the former president’s excuses for his failure when he was in office.
“Let’s remember that during d first 4 years of Obasanjo (1999-2003) he kept blaming d ‘rot’ the military left behind as d reason for his abysmal performance & begged Nigerians to be patient with him. To d extent that he reportedly knelt down 4 Atiku then to get his 2nd-term ticket.
“Since 1960, a few pple have always determined who would govern all of us. They’re the ones now writing letters & inciting the people. 2019 would be a defining moment as d pple of this country will truly determine their own fate & put these self-conceited leaders to ultimate shame.
“With this 👇below, it is only Nigerians who don’t remember history that would pay attention to Obasanjo’s antics. For the records, d 2007 elections over which he presided was adjudged one of the worst the world has ever seen, prompting President Yar’Adua to apologise to Nigerians,” Keyamo wrote on Twitter.
He said Obasanjo also played the blame game during his first tenure in office, adding that he blamed the rot the military left behind as the reason for his awful performance and pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with him.
Obasanjo, who criticised Buhari’s performance in office three months ago, on Monday advised Nigerians not to vote for a ‘failed government’ in 2019.
He said it will be foolhardy for Nigerians to reinforce failure by re-electing the All Progressives Congress and President Buhari in 2019.