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CPC Blasts Obasanjo Over Comments On Boko Haram

CPC Blasts Obasanjo Over Comments On Boko Haram

The Congress for Progressive Change has blamed former president Olusegun Obasanjo over his comment on the Boko Haram sect.

The National Publicity Secretary of CPC, Rotimi Fashakin, while reacting to the controversy generated by the ex-president’s comments on the Islamic sect, said Obasanjo disappointed Nigerians by choosing wrong people to succeed him.

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He said, “As Nigerians, we need to ask ourselves the leadership content of Gen. Obasanjo’s attributes that keep defying the law of succession as a fundamental imperative in Leadership. A good leader is measured by the quality of his successor!

“In 1979, Gen. Obasanjo handed over power under disputable circumstances, to a civilian regime that proved to be a case study in administrative ineptitude. Little wonder, in about four years of its life, the corrective military regime that toppled it, listed a litany of woes besetting the nation under the perfunctory watch of the regime.

“In like manner, Gen. Obasanjo handed over power, in 2007, to a sickly president that brought the socio-political milieu of the nation to a sickly state! The regime so born has now given birth to an irredeemably sick offspring. It is the Nigerian state that is worse off because her political and economic health is in shambolic state.

“This brings us to some pertinent questions:

• is it a deliberate personal policy by Gen. Obasanjo not to ensure a credible successor to himself?

• would this suggest that there is a desire in him for the people to always make his regime a reference point vis-à-

vis the succeeding regimes?

• Would this not suggest a selfish desire not to care if Nigeria’s dream is imperilled so long there is a noxious

messianic imagery of himself?

• Is Gen. Obasanjo not the architect of the travails of the Nigerian State since 1979?

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