National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of playing politics with his toxic open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Newsworth recalls that Obasanjo had in a special press statement released last week accused Buhari of poor performance, nepotism and condonation of corruption as he told the incumbent to perish any thought of seeking second term in 2019.
Reacting to the statement, the former Lagos governor said Obasanjo could have taken advantage of his free access to Buhari in communicating his observations about administration, rather than upbraiding the present government in an open letter.
He spoke in a chat with journalists at the Imo State Government House, in Owerri, where he and APC former interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, made a stop over on their way to Anambra state for the burial ceremony of late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.
The former Lagos governor said, Obasanjo “has unrestricted access to the President, either through the Council of State or by any other means that he need to see the current President privately and he was his junior in the Army.
“So I think Obasanjo was playing politics with his public letter that’s all I see. He could have used other means, he met him in the AU too he has a way of discussing privately but the letter is being responded to by the government”.
On the formal launching of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement proposed by Obasanjo, the APC leader said that it is still too early to respond to the development,
“The appropriate time is not now for response on the Coalition Movement but we are in a democracy, we are in a country that is a signatory to the Charter of the United Nation which guarantees free movement, free association and free speech,” he said.
Tinubu, while speaking on the reason for the visit to Owerri, said, “the governor is a very good friend and the government that is here is our government, the APC government. We are here to pay final respect to the gentleman and Nationalist, Alex Ekwueme”.