Obasanjo likens President Buhari to Abacha

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has likened President Muhammadu Buhari to military Head of State, Sani Abacha.

Obasanjo also accused Buhari of attempting to rig the forthcoming elections.

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Obasanjo made these claims in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” which was distributed to journalists at a press conference held at his house at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

Obasanjo, who has declared his support for PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar wrote in the letter,

“Today, another Abacha Era is here. The security institutions are being misused to fight all critics and opponents of Buhari and to derail our fledgling democracy. EFCC, Police and Code of Conduct Tribunal are also being equally misused to deal with those Buhari sees as enemies for criticising him or as those who may not do his bidding in manipulating election results. Criticism, choice and being different are inherent trade mark of democracy. If democracy is derailed or aborted, anarchy and authoritarianism will automatically follow.”

“Today, as in the day of Abacha, Nigerians must rise up and do what they did in the time of Abacha. Churches and Mosques prayed. International community stood by us Nigerians. I was a beneficiary and my life was saved. Well-meaning Nigerians took appropriate actions and made sacrifices, some supreme, some less than supreme but God had the final say and He took the ultimate action”

“Buhari has succeeded in deceiving us the first time and we will be fools to allow ourselves to be deceived the second time,”

“Buba Galadima, who knows Buhari very well as a confidant and National Secretary of Congress for Progressive Change,CPC,, the Buhari’s party before it joined in forming All Progressives Congress, APC has warned us this time around that no matter what he promises, he cannot change his character and attitude.”

As regards the 2019 elections, Obasanjo makes grievous claims accusing the president of trying to hijack votes in his party’s favour

“…he has blatantly refused to sign the revised electoral bill into law. His henchmen are working round the clock in cahoots with security and election officials to perfect their plan by computing results right from the ward to local government,state and national levels to allot him what will look like a landslide victory irrespective of the true situation for a candidate who might have carried out by proxy presidential debate and campaigns.”

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107 Comments

  1. This concerns us how? Its not today that corruption has been in politics. Even Obasanjo is no saint on this matter

  2. obasanjo are you the one controlling our country. liking or not is not our business lets make our choice

  3. Obasanjo really surprised me by this statement. Its easier for him to condemn Buhari now because he is out of the government for now. Was it not during the same former President Obasanjo government that this boko haram began and he said that they will die a natural death?
    They are all the same

  4. Why will obasanjo be comparing buhari to abacha,buhari worst than abacha, Nigerians will not allow buhari to come back again

  5. It easy for OBJ to condemn someone mean why he is the genesis of Nigeria problems. Abeg live me jor

  6. God should come to our rescue,we have had enough from this politicain,every day different stories.non of them is saint

  7. This concerns us how? Its not today that corruption has been in politics. Even Obasanjo is no saint on this matter

  8. We’re here with Buhari because of Obasanjo’s support for Buhari and Obasanjo should better do all he can to stop the rigging that Buhari already planned.Nigerians will do their part

  9. We will pray! But even if he succeed in rigging election, we will give him a sac letter and put in the next person whose point his higher, if it is atiku a another sack letter and the the in line will be our president. Nonsense and politics.

  10. That is the bitter truth cos if you look at the way PMB is running is government you will notice that there is no different between his government and that of Abacha

  11. There is indeed similarities in the way Buhari is ruling and that of late General Sanni Abacha. Concerned Nigerians are praying things don’t get out of hand and Buhari don’t succeed with military and mafia like system of government.

  12. I think buhari made a mistake by not arresting obasanjo, he just like to cause problem here and there

  13. Well there are obvious similarities. Please the church must vote. Rigging or not. The right person will win

  14. May God save us from this politicians who plays with our intelligence. Non of them is a saint.

  15. Why are you people still wasting time, you have complained for long but no solid action to back it up.

  16. This should be likened to the case of a pot calling a kettle black. The trio are not saints, they are actually birds of a feather.

  17. Obasanjo should go and rest. He is the major cause of all these Nigerians are facing today. We are tired of his stories

  18. Calling on Nigerians to fight against Buhari is like a mockery to them for as the case of Abacha pointed out it all ended up to increasing the suffering of the country.

  19. Hmm..the forces coming against Buhari are so damn numerous to mention. He really knows how to rig. Abacha reincarnation!

  20. It’s good for them but God will do the best for us. God please help us and give us a good leader

  21. You guys are the same, you are writing this because buhari is not in your camp. I can remember vividly when you were against Atiku. Now you have endorse him as your candidate. This is what I keep telling people: NO PERMANENT FRIEND AND NO PERMANENT ENEMY IN POLITICS.

  22. Its easier for him to condemn Buhari now because he is out of the government for now. Was it not during the same former President Obasanjo government that this boko haram began and he said that they will die a natural death?

  23. Keep speaking your mind… It’s our right. …Baba. keep speaking your mind. Tel them the truth

  24. I think election rigging must no be allowed.. If it is true that Bulgari want to rub this election. The international community must come to our rescue

  25. Its not today that corruption has been in politics…. all the president now and before has stains with them

  26. This concerns us how? Its not today that corruption has been in politics. Even Obasanjo is no saint on this matter.

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