President Muhammadu Buhari has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo needs a doctor to fix his confused mind.
This came as a reply from the office of the President through its spokes person Garba Shehu in response to the State Of The Nation Address by former President Olusegun Obasanjo who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of ruling like the former Dictator Sani Abacha.
In a swift response, the Nigerian Government said that the 16-page letter written by the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo shows that he is operating from a confused state of mind and needs quick intervention by doctors.
Shehu in his statement claimed that Obasanjo is jealous of President Muhammadu Buhari because he has a better record of integrity than himself, alleging that Obasanjo’s attack on the government stems from the fact that he has not been given the privilege of controlling the Buhari led government which is why he (Obasanjo) is fighting to paint Buhari’s government in bad light. Shehu described Obasanjo as a grandfather of corruption and said that the letter was an attempt to rescue his corruption business.
Speaking at his country home in Abeokuta, Ogun state South West Nigeria, Obasanjo told newsmen that the country is gradually sliding back to the era of Sani Abacha where the Government was using its power to fight personal enemies.
In the letter titled Points for Concern, Obasanjo also accused the present government of making plans to rig the forthcoming 2019 election. But in response to this, Garba Shehu said Obasanjo is telling a pure lie and assured that the APC government will uphold a free and fair election.
In his statement, Garba Shehu said “we will teach them a political lesson which they will never forget. The election result will surpass the results of the 2015 election by far.” He went further to say that the comparism of Buhari to Abacha by Obasanjo was uncalled for. Stressing that the claim that Buhari has planned to rig the 2019 election is outrageous.
He went further to say that Obasanjo at his age, will soon lose the respect of Nigerians based on the letter full of lies which he wrote against the president.
Meanwhile, APC spoke-person, Lanre Issa-Onilu, told journalists in Abuja that after the upcoming Election, Obasanjo will realize that he is not God.
This is not the first time the former president Olusegun Obasanjo has criticized the Buhari-led administration which he personally endorse and supported in 2015.