by frontiers | January 28, 2018 9:26 pm
By Ayobami Joel, Abuja
Former Senate President, Chief Adophus Wabara has said that the observations contained in the special press release by former President Olusegun Obasanjo are not only apt but have been accepted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He admonished other Nigerian leaders to always speak up against perceived ills in the polity adding that if Nigeria has many like Obasanjo, it would have moved faster in the area of development.
He said: “First of all, let me state that Obasanjo is known to what they call the political scenario in this country. If we had one or two more of them speaking the way he does and monitoring what is happening in the country, I think the country would have charted a good course, vis a vis governance. If leaders are seen to be taking very keen interest regarding successors in office, maybe we would have gotten there faster than where we are now.”
“So, the observation of President Obasanjo to some extent is correct. Even the reactions of APC and people in power shows that they were hit below the belt and I expected a punchy response to those accusations on their way of running the country. But they accepted virtually everything the ex-President said. “Maybe they are afraid of him or they don’t want to join issues. They were even thanking him for such observations. Maybe they will sit up this time. I wouldn’t know,” Wabara said.
He said “When I was listening to the interview by Prof. (Akin) Oyebode, he stated that it was not even Obasanjo who has raised those issues for the first time, but others like Bishop Onaiyekan, Kukah, former Speaker Ghali Na’Abba. But then when you have such thing coming from such a colossus like Obasanjo, then expects some quakes”.
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