Senator Abdullahi Adamu representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District of Nasarawa State under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday, February 19, knocked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest for a second term in office due to very poor performance.
Former President Obasanjo had in a recent open letter advised President Buhari not to contest for a second term in office in the 2019 general election.
Senator Adamu who has also served two times as a state governor said that President Buhari’s government is facing a lot of challenges as a result of the maladministration of previous governments including that of former President Obasanjo.
He therefore advised Chief Obasanjo to stop the habit of castigating administrations that come after his. The Senator also advised the former President to stop heating up the polity for his selfish interest but to play the real of a real statesman.
Senator Adamu said –
“I, too, cannot keep quiet when I see attempts by anyone or a group of persons undermine the integrity of the office of the president, the integrity of our government and the integrity of our political system.
Chief Obasanjo said that President Buhari is selective in his anti-corruption war. I agree with him because if the president were not selective, Chief Obasanjo himself would be in the dock today on trial on charges of corruption arising from corrupt practices in the pursuit of his third term gambit in the national assembly in 2006.
As a friend, I wish to advise the former president to pull back from the dangerous path of rubbishing all presidents that came into office after him. Bringing everyone down is not a patriotic duty.
I fear that if he continues along this path, he would, sooner than later, overreach himself and begin the inevitable descent into national nuisance and irrelevance. That would be a self-inflicted wound and a personal tragedy.”