A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of engaging in nepotism in handling the affairs of the country.
Obasanjo said the President gave priorities to his ethnic group when appointing people into sensitive positions. Obasanjo added, “Look at what is happening, the person that is leading us says he cannot appoint any other tribes into the posts he considers sensitive because he does not trust them. If he cannot trust my tribe and your tribe what is the benefit? And he still wants my tribe and your tribe to vote for him. So, he can ask us to vote for him but he cannot trust us to be appointed into sensitive positions. What is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander.
“If you don’t trust us, how do you want me to trust you? If you trust me and I misbehave replace me with another person. But if only your maternal and paternal relatives are the only people you can appoint because they are the only people you can trust… In Nigeria, where we have tribes numbering about 500, you now said you could not trust some people. That is what we are saying.”
Obasanjo also berated Buhari’s economic policies, saying “Look at our economy, is it the way it should be? Our economy can never develop if foreign investors do not come to invest in the economy . But, as it is, they are not coming into the country and they will never come.” On the activities of Boko Haram, Obasanjo lamented that the insurgents were deadlier than they were before the present administration.
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