Olusegun Obasanjo, a man that ruled Nigeria for almost12 years but wanted more years in power, has emerged from the shadows to deliver a verdict of non-performance on the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
In a “special press statement” made available this Tuesday, the former Nigerian leader aligned with the mood of most Nigerians by bemoaning the hardship unleashed on the people by the current federal government, Buhari’s nepotism and tendency to condone evil deeds.
He advised Buhari to step down: “I only appeal to brother Buhari to consider a deserved rest at this point in time and at this age.”
He advocated the formation of a “Coalition for Nigeria” movement as the only alternative for Nigerians: “We have only one choice left to take us out of Egypt to the promised land. And that is the coalition of the concerned and the willing – ready for positive and drastic change, progress and involvement. Change that will give hope and future to all our youth and dignity and full participation to all our women.”
Obasanjo didn’t forget to praise himself and the efforts he has been making to make Nigeria and the entire world great.
He has criticised every administration in Nigeria except the one he led.
There is nothing new in Obasanjo’s “special press statement” except the introduction of non-existing English words. Communication Clinic found two of the strange words: nepotic [nepotistic] and upliftment [uplift]; and he wrote the former three times.
Several grammatical and punctuation mistakes are also noticeable in the speech comprising almost 3, 560 words. The errors, including “nepotic” and “upliftment”, have been corrected in the version published by Eyeway.
President Buhari’s aides are likely to respond to Obasanjo within 24 hours. But some “e-rats” have taken to the social media to remind Obasanjo of the scale of corruption during his reign and his futile attempt to achieve a third term.