Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as a failure, The Cable reports.
Obasanjo had first expressed his displeasure in the current administration when he released an open letter urging the president not to seek a second term.
Speaking at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta while hosting the New Nigeria Group, Obasanjo kicked against the current crop of leaders.
“What we have now is a failure,” Obasanjo said, asking that the Federal Government stop giving excuses and perform. He said:
The first lesson I learnt in my military training is to never reinforce failure. What we have now is a failure.
Never you reinforce failure. Let failure be failure. And if you do not see what you should see, you will then be a victim of what you don’t like because it’s only when you see what you should see and you do what you should do that you put away what you do not like.
Those of you who are into business know that by now you could have been better if we have an effective government. The truth is this – when you have an ineffective and incompetent government, we are all victims and don’t let anybody deceive you.
Stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there were no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You came in because you know there were challenges. Stop giving us excuse that you have many challenges, that is why you haven’t achieved results.
I have publicly said and I mean it, that as a party, neither PDP nor APC can get us there as they have been. Never mind about reforms and apology and all that