The Patriotic Elders Council, PEC, a gaggle of elders within the nation, has faulted ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his latest assertion that Nigeria has failed and is badly divided.
PEC mentioned Obasanjo ought to bury his head in disgrace as a result of he laid the muse of the issues at present going through the nation and due to this fact, has no ethical proper to make such feedback.
Obasanjo had throughout a latest consultative dialogue attended by numerous socio-cultural teams together with Afenifere, Center Belt Discussion board, Northern Elders Discussion board, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, mentioned one thing should be finished to avert the looming catastrophe.
He had mentioned, “I do admire that you just all really feel unhappy and embarrassed as most of us really feel at Nigerians with the state of affairs we discover ourselves in. At this time, Nigeria is quick drifting to a failed and badly divided state; economically our nation is turning into a basket case and the poverty capital of the world, and socially, we’re firming up as an unwholesome and insecure nation.”
Reacting, nonetheless, to Obasanjo’s assertion, the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) mentioned his remark was least anticipated of a two-time chief and an elder statesman.
The group in a press release signed by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska, its Chairman and Chief Simon Shango, Secretary, mentioned Obasanjo was fallacious in his assertion.
A part of the assertion learn, “Although, generally Obasanjo’s utterances are proper; however sadly, most instances, he’s condescendingly fallacious. His newest public assertion on the consultative dialogue is an ideal instance of the various situations he’s fallacious and sounds unconvincing even to himself.
“Ex-President Obasanjo, greater than another Nigerian chief, is aware of the institutionalized, intricate and sophisticated issues of Nigeria, because the nation’s democratic chief from 1999-2007. And he midwived all the 2 successive administrations which got here after him. The previous administration to President Muhammadu Buhari which had a golden alternative to arrest the socio-economic drift of the nation, however disgustingly and ludicrously reneged was singularly attributable to his affect by Nigerians.
“The state of affairs in Nigeria as inherited by President Buhari to explain it mildly had been horrible, horrible and disheartening. No different failure of management within the nation can descend under it. Nigeria was instantly plunged in senseless wastes, huge poverty, depravities, distress, overwhelming deadly insecurities, which upgraded Nigeria to the standing of the Syria of Africa. Nigeria was assailed by this mirage of afflictions within the midst of years of oil and financial increase which was fairly consumed by official profligacy and politicking by elites on the expense of the plenty and the prosperity of the nation.”
PEC, due to this fact, commends the efforts of Mr. President on the journey thus far and plead with him by no means to be distracted; however hold his efforts heading in the right direction to ship the nation from the ruins likes of Obasanjo‘s and co-travellers deposited on the land.