Few hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo called the present Buhari-led federal government a ‘failure’, a chieftain and member of National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Nasiru Danu has reacted to his comment.
Alhaji Danu, while addressing journalists on Tuesday at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja said the statements credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the re-election bid of the president were his personal opinion urging Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “The truth is that, everybody can have his opinion on an issue but to me this is a successful administration. Buhari never promised to be a miracle worker. In three years the successes of this administration in the economy, security are obvious.
“There is no nation that can progress or have meaningful development with the past levels of corruption. When somebody says he is a failure, failure in what? Are we talking about the railways connecting the country? The Port Harcourt-Maiduguri or Lagos-Kano rail line? The Mambilla project, the second Niger bridge etc.”
He continued, “In security, compared to what we had before, there are improvements. Before Buhari, we were having attacks even in Abuja not Maiduguri but you can see the successes clearly. This is an election year. People are entitled to their own opinion. Obasanjo is an elder statesman and he is entitled to his own opinion. That is not the opinion of Nigerians.”
The business tycoon further stressed that it will be a thing of joy at the end, if all Nigerians can continue to support the present administration and finally make headway.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving Nigerians excuses, adding that the attitude was why he had not achieved results.
Obasanjo, who spoke in Abeokuta said, “As I said, stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there are no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You come in because you know there are challenges and then giving us an excuse that you have many challenges; that is why you haven’t achieved results.”