Fayose: It Is Too Late For Obasanjo To Cry

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop making disparaging remarks that distract and discourage Nigerians from facing task of fixing the economy and building Nigeria as a strong nation.

Fayose reacted to a statement credited to Obasanjo, where the former president said his generation had failed the nation. The controversial Ekiti governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, condemned Obasanjo’s statement and said that, apart from the statement being misleading, self-serving and discomfiting, it was also not what the country needs at this time. “There is much suffering in the land. The people are hungry. Yet, one of those responsible for this unsavoury state of affairs relishes in adding insult to the people’s injury. He makes statements that are not only reckless but also untrue,” 
Fayose said rather than generalise, the former president should speak for himself.

“Obasanjo, truly, has failed this country many times over but not all members of his generation failed this country. There are shinning lights in that generation that have served the nation well,” the governor said. How about Emeka Anyaoku, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, late Prof. Ayodele Awojobi? The list is endless and they are to be found in all the nooks and crannies of this country, who belong in the same generation as Obasanjo, who have done this country proud,” he added.

Fayose, however, said that Obasanjo wasted all the golden opportunities he had to make this country great, first as a military head of state and later as a two-term civilian president. “It is too late in the day for him to now cry over other countries that have passed Nigeria by. This is mere crocodile tears when we realise that no other Nigerian leader had the opportunities that Obasanjo had to make this country great but he bungled them all. He should speak for himself and not rope his entire generation into his misadventure in governance. Here is a man who neither recognised nor encouraged any star except himself. 

Source: NigerianBulletin

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