Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Chief Whip of House of Representatives, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo lacks the moral right to advise President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking reelection.
Reacting to Obasanjo’s statement on the state of the nation, the lawmaker described the former leader as a corrupt person who failed to institute third term agenda.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the lawmaker insisted that the former President always tried to foist himself on the nation.
According to Doguwa, “The former president who was used to engaging in very unreasonable political comments should know that he cannot in any way be a stumbling block against the popular desire of Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari a second term to rule this great nation, which unfortunately was put to a state of economic and political quagmire by the likes of Obasanjo and his cohorts.
“It is also pertinent to note that, the former president lacks the moral and political credibility to even speak in the way he is doing on the political affairs of our country.
“After all a man who was involved in all sorts of corruption issues in his administration and indeed his unpopular bid to violet our respected constitution by wanting to take a third term is not in any way a credible democratic voice to count on.”
He noted that the “destructive comments made by the former president as baseless. Nigerians should consider him as mere confusionist, mischievous and an enemy of true democracy in Nigeria as he has always been.”
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the very good work he was doing for this country, especially in the area of fight against corruption, security and above all economic restructuring for greater Nigeria.
“President Buhari must not be distracted by the likes of Obasanjo who have failed this country and disappointed our people when they had public trust in their hands”, he said.
On the 2019 presidential election, Doguwa said it was his “candid opinion that all well-meaning Nigerians are impressed by the good work of President Buhari and therefore yearn that Mr. President should answer the clarion call to accept to run for the second term by 2019.
“While of course we must appreciate and acknowledge the health challenge of Mr. President, which is naturally human, but it’s my sincere belief that Mr. President’s health has significantly improved and therefore has the physical and mental capacity to continue to rule this country to the best of his abilities.”