The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has lambasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the recent letter of criticism he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the ex-President has no right to dictate who the people should vote for in the 2019 presidential election.
The former Lagos State governor, who said Obasanjo did his terms in office without being disturbed, urged him to face his poultry business in his Ota farm. Tinubu said if Obasanjo had laid a good foundation for the country when he was President, like he (Tinubu) did in Lagos State, Nigeria would not be in the mess that it was in.
Tinubu spoke at the Lagos APC secretariat in Ogba on Tuesday during the party’s stakeholders’ meeting. The APC leader condemned “frequent attacks” on the current administration by the former president.
He said the criticisms of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding that he (Obasanjo) could not stop Nigerians from reelecting Buhari. Tinubu added that the exit of some members of the APC would also not stop the reelection of Buhari, saying the party was unshaken by the defections and was on course to recording victories in the 2019 election.
He said the results of the bye-elections in Kogi, Katsina and Bauchi states, in which the APC was victorious, were a “precursor to the pattern of the general election”.