Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday, released an open letter, totally condemning president Muhammadu Buhari, his administration and his plans to rig the coming election.
The former president in a letter entitled ‘points for concern and focus‘, made several points and allegations, that we have summed up in this 7 paragraphs.
In Zakari’s appointment by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC
“Amina Zakari has become too controversial a figure to be able to give assurance of free, fair and credible election for INEC.”
“Amina Zakari is not the only Commissioner that can be in the Collation Centre. Let the INEC Chairman act boldly and impartially and prove his absolute neutrality and responsiveness”.
On a 2003 statement made by National leader of the APC
“Bola Tinubu’s statement about Buhari in 2003 is fairly prophetic, “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 national unity”.
On VP Osinbajo, tradermoni and its implications
“Prof Yemi Osinbajo, a SAN, number 2 man in the Executive; and what is more, a pastor of one of the Christian movements led by a revered, respected and upright leader, Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Osinbajo must have gone for, “if you can’t beat them, join them”. A great pity indeed.”
“What is the connection between taking the number of PVC of the ‘traders’ and the forthcoming election? There is something sinister about it, and Professor Osinbajo, of all people, should know that.”
On Buhari being Another Abacha
“Buhari’s scheme bears eloquent testimony to this road similar to Abacha whom he has praised to high heavens and as an arch-supporter and beneficiary from Abacha, he has seen nothing wrong done by him.
“Buhari’s watch can be likened to what we witnessed under Gen Abacha in many ways. When Abacha decided that he must install himself as Nigerian President by all means and at all costs, he went for broke and surrounded himself with hatchet men who on his order.
“It is clear Buhari is putting into practice the lessons he learned from Abacha. Buhari has intimidated the private sector, attacked the National Assembly and now unconstitutionally and recklessly attacked and intimidated the Judiciary to cow them to submission.”
On rigging 2019 elections
Buhari’s henchmen are working round d clock in cahoots with security and election officials to perfect their plan by computing results right from d ward to local govt, state and national levels to allot him what will look like a landslide victory irrespective of d true situation.
“President Buhari and his people believe no stone should be left unturned to rig Buhari in. It seems to be a ploy to intimidate the judiciary as a whole in preparation for all election cases that will go before them.”
On CJN Onnoghen and the latest move to oust him out
“President Buhari and his hatchet men in the coming election think that the judiciary must be primed in their favour. Hence, the Chief Justice of Nigeria… has been harassed and prosecuted…”
On Buhari’s leadership
“It is no use, at this juncture, to keep lamenting about the failure, incompetence, divisiveness, nepotism, encouragement and condonation of corruption by Buhari administration.”
12. “Even when figures, facts and statistics are made clear to Buhari, he keeps repeating what is untrue, either because he cannot understand or for mischief purposes and that places him on the level of a pathological liar.”