Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his criticism of Muhammadu Buhari is nothing personal but in the interest of the country.
Punch reports that, the former president stated this on Tuesday during his 82nd birthday anniversary celebration held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta, in response to the remarks of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Michael Gbadebo, who advised him to stop his scathing criticism of the president. He said:
Governance is not a family affair and democracy involves criticism and considering all sides to an issue. There is nothing personal between President Buhari and me.
In a democracy, you can criticise a policy, a government or a leader because democracy is not a family affair.
If it is my brother that is occupying the leadership role and he is not doing what I believe he should do, he must be criticised and that is what democracy is all about.
I believe that Africa has no alternative to democracy, good governance, development and growth of our economy. And If that is not happening in any country, those who keep quiet about it are accessories after the fact.
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