IBADAN-The Yorubas and Nigerians in general have been urged not to allow the President Muhammed Buhari-led administration to tarnish the impeccable image of former President Olusegun Obasanjo due to what it described as political ‘shenanigans.’
The President of the Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF), Mr. Olusegun Abiodun Bolarinwa gave the advise yesterday, at a press conference organized by the group in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
He noted that Obasanjo is a true Nigerian, a detribalized person who had been trying to make the incumbent President steer the ship of state in the right direction, a move which he said had drawn the ire of sychophants, opportunists and propagandists in Buhari’s kitchen cabinet.
Mr. Bolarinwa said, Obasanjo, an elder statesman and reputable leader who has wide and varied recognition and good reputation all over the world is in the good stead to give the present government a sense of right direction.
Furthermore, Bolarinwa maintained that the destruction of lives and property being perpetrated by Boko Haram, herdsmen, terrorists and others in the country was something that needed serious attention.
He said the killings in Plateau State, Zamfara State, Benue State was just too much, saying that the president has failed to tackle the problem of insurgents that has been affecting those geo-political zones.
He, however, frowned at the utterances of Professor Wole Soyinka, a fellow Yoruba man, who has been in the forefront of those campaigning against the efforts of Obasanjo to rescue the nation from possible wreck of the ship of state.
In addition, he castigated the former Governor of Edo State and current National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomole, who Bolarinwa said, he could not point to any worthwhile achievement he made while he was governor and the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
According to him, he only used his tenure as a former labour leader as a personal spring board for his political ambitions, adding that that Oshiomole did not have any moral justification for his attacks on the ex-President Obasanjo.
Bolarinwa stressed that while is incumbent on all Yorubas to strive towards the Unity and Progress of their ethnic group, he also enjoined Nigerians to see themselves as important stakeholders in the nation’s development, saying that the economic situation of the country today was totally beyond the capacity of the people in power.
He maintained that Nigerians are suffering and angry because the government has failed to meet their demands, while urging all Nigerians not to relent in their prayers because that was the real solution to the problem at hand.