WE'D BE FOOLS IF WE LET BUHARI DECEIVE US THE SECOND TIME, SAYS OBASANJO
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians would be "fools" if they allow Buhari "deceive them the second time".
He stated this in a 'State of the Nation' address delivered at his Pent House residence inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Sunday afternoon.
Obasanjo berated Buhari on his policies, and accused him of conniving with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on plans to rig the 2019 elections.
He took a swipe at the Trader Moni scheme of the present administration, labelling the scheme spearheaded by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as "idiotic".
He also spoke on the trial of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), and expressed disbelief in Osinbajo's claim that Buhari didn't know about it till the Saturday before the scheduled Monday arraignment, stating that "President is not in charge let alone being in control and no Nigerian must take anything for granted".
Speaking on the state of the present administration, he noted that it is important "at this juncture, to keep lamenting about the failure, incompetence, divisiveness, nepotism, encouragement and condonation of corruption by Buhari administration as there is neither redeeming feature nor personality to salvage the situation within that hierarchy".
As such, he told Nigerians that: "Buhari has succeeded in deceiving us the first time and we will be fools to allow ourselves to be deceived the second time".