Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s desperation for power would not allow him heed the wise advise by former President Olusegun Obasanjo through a letter not to seek re-election in 2019 but to go home and rest since his administration has failed Nigerians.
Alhaji Yakassai who maintained that Obasanjo was playing with the emotions of Nigerians in his calls for the President to quit, stated as follows –
“Obasanjo’s letter was an expression of disappointment in Buhari’s administration and it summarizes the feelings of Nigerians and non-Nigerians. The Buhari that I know would certainly jettison the advice because of his desperation for power. He is after power and doesn’t see anything else.”
Recall that in response to Obasanjo’s letter, the Federal Government in a statement by the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the advice by the former President to Buhari not to seek reelection, as distractions to the ongoing move of the government to address the enormous challenges facing the nation.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed had insisted that the Buhri-led government is doing well and that it had recorded many achievements in various sectors of governance.