Precious Oham

Presidency has faulted claims by former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent comments against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo had in an open letter addressed to Nigerian youths on January 1, that the present situation of the country is from “frying pan to fire.”

In a State House Press Release by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, described the attacks by the former President as a sheer form of jealousy and frustration.

According to the release, President Muhammadu Buhari has performed better than Obasanjo in all fields of national development.

The Presidency equally claimed that Obasanjo destabilized internal democracy by orchestrating the impeachment of governors during his tenure from 1999-2007.

“One is that he will not stop attacking President Muhammadu Buhari because the former President won’t stop being jealous of anyone who beats him to a new record in the nation’s development process.

“President Buhari is ahead of Chief Obasanjo in all fields of national development and to do that is cardinal sin to Obasanjo whose hallucinations tell him that he is the best ever to lead Nigeria and there will never be another one better than him.

“As President, Obasanjo destabilized internal democracy by orchestrating impeachment after impeachment of governors who were not compliant with his highly imperial administration. As we said sometime back, Mr. Obasanjo’s tenure, 1999-2007, represented the dark days of Nigeria’s democracy due to a slew of assaults on the constitution.

“Clearly, Obasanjo has become even more jealous by adopting a vengeful attitude.
Four, to say that “frying pan to fire” is the situation in Nigeria at this time should be read to mean a personal experience to him and we know what that means.

“Hell” for Obasanjo is when a President, any President that comes after him refuses to be his own puppet, to do as he wishes on all matters and at all times. He then keeps attacking out of frustration. Obasanjo’s vengeful attitude towards President Buhari is the height of selfishness and little short of moral squalor.”