Iyabo Obasanjo has finally reacted to the letter written by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari
The former senator lambasted her detractors who are currently recirculating her 2013 letter to her father.
Some social media users had recirculated the former senator’s letter to her father in 2013 in which she criticised the former president.
Ms. Obasanjo’s letter was redistributed over the weekend allegedly by some supporters of the current administration, barely a few days after her father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo circulated a “special statement” about President Buhari, and his administration.
Chief Obasanjo accused the Buhari administration of incompetence, nepotism, corruption and advised Mr. Buhari not to seek reelection in 2019.
The former president then proposed a new political movement that will herald economic and social development for the country.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, Ms. Obasanjo said the President Buhari administration should focus on the content of her father’s letter and heed his counsel.
Iyabo Obasanjo then went further to describe her father, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as “one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa”.
She accused the government of sponsoring the re-circulation of her scathing letter to her father. she says
“those who should benefit from the advice and admonishment of one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa have resorted to a cheap tactic that further reiterates the message that they found abhorrent enough to start looking for unconnected issues to put together to make their point.”
She urged the president to yield to calls on him to step aside in 2019.
“The wise should listen wherever help and advice comes from,” she said.
“Those who re-published the old letter should have spent the time to respond to the content of the said statement which called for President Buhari to retire in 2019,” Ms. Obasanjo said, adding that Mr. Buhari’s failing health condition should dissuade him from running in 2019.