The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiohmole, has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who has severally criticized the current administration, as an unelected adviser to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking during the party’s south-east mega rally in Owerri, on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said it was the resilient effort of Ken Nnamani, a former senate president of the Federal republic of Nigeria, that halted Obasanjo’s “devilish” third term agenda. Though the former Edo state governor did not directly mention Obasanjo’s name, his strong-worded speech clearly stood as an indirect message to Obasanjo.
Oshiomole said: “Those who are writing letters now,who have become unelected adviser, they governed as absolute ruler for almost eight years. For, eight years, what did they do about second Niger bridge? What did he do? And then he wanted to take us to Mugabe where there is no end of tenure.”
“But thanks to your son; your own son, my own brother, my own comrade, and I am talking this time of Ken Nnamani, a very proud elder statesman from the south east. He provided leadership for the determination against the road to Zimbabwe.”
“We must always in moments like this appreciate people for their contribution like this, so that others will be inspired to contribute because history will not forget if he had taken naira or ego and compromised, we won’t be here today. So at any opportunity I have, I want to salute Nnamani and all those who supported determination against the third term devilish agenda.”
Oshiomhole also boasted that Buhari would win the 2019 presidential election. He said: “I am happy President Buhari will not change his name to what he is not, to win votes. He will win votes by doing and obeying his conscience, and living up to his oath of office that he is president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria regardless of how people voted. And I am happy everything they said is impossible, Buhari is demonstrating that those things are possible. For the very first time, we have seen military generals being brought on trial in advancing the anti corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
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