Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been described as a rabble-rouser, who takes special delight in attacking and rubbishing any serving Nigerian leader who refused to succumb to his attempt to manipulate or turn such leader into a pawn.
Making this assertion at the weekend, Lagos State Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Henry Ajomale, urged Nigerians to be wary of Obasanjo’s antics.
Ajomale, who spoke against the backdrop of the recent open letter by Obasanjo to President Buhari, and his formation of Coalition Movement for Nigeria accused Obasanjo of being a hypocrite.
“Nigerians should not take Obasanjo serious. He is a hypocrite, who loves playing to the gallery. As a former president, he had unfettered access to President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo is not an ordinary Nigerian, and Buhari can never ignore him. Obasanjo could have discussed all those issues raised in his letter in privacy with Buhari but out of mischief, he chose to go public with the letter. Not only that, “Obasanjo has also come up with his pet project called Coalition Movement of Nigeria. But let me say this categorically, Obasanjo, and his coalition movement are doomed to fail. Nigerians are not fools. Obasanjo and his movement can never be a threat to APC,’’ Ajomale declared.
Declaring that President Muhammadu Buhari led -APC administration is determined to continue with its laudable programmes, aimed at facilitating rapid socio- economic development of the country, the APC chieftain accused Obasanjo of trying to realize his botched third term bid through the formation of Coalition Movement for Nigeria.