The presidency has criticised what it describes as unfair attacks on its administration by Olusegun Obasanjo, asking him to instead focus on finding solutions to the country’s challenges.
This comes after recent comments by the former president that Nigeria is gradually becoming a failed state.
But the presidency through a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the former president was not being honest with his criticism.
‘In his most recent statement, former President Olusegun Obasanjo attempts to divide the nation while President Muhammadu Buhari continues to promote nation building and the unity of Nigeria’
‘The difference is clear. From the lofty heights of Commander-in-Chief, Olusegun Obasanjo has descended to the lowly level of Divider-in-Chief’
‘We hope that he would once again sheath the sword and rest the pretentiousness about the Messiah that has (mis)led him to pronounce often wrongly’
The presidency reiterates its stance on tenure elongation beyond constitutional limits, accusing Olusegun Obasanjo of a failed attempt.
Meanwhile, President Buhari was described as a leader with courage and rare statesmanship, seeking the best interest of Nigerians.
The statement also said ‘Nigeria, which other nations had mocked and ridiculed for so many things that were wrong is today progressing at a pace reflecting its size and potential’