The Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Tuesday agreed to former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice that President Muhammadu Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, James Okoroma, in a statement said the former president’s timely message had set the stage for a campaign of a new Nigeria.
Okoroma said Obasanjo’s lengthy letter to Buhari listing his failures had championed the physical termination of Buhari’s government.
“The damage caused by the Buhari government is enormous and we must endeavour to rebuild our country. The former president made it clear in his statement that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government is a monumental failure.
“Obasanjo’s description of Buhari as clannish and nepotistic is apt and appropriate. Buhari’s lopsided appointments in favour of his Fulani kinsmen, makes him unworthy of leading other Nigerians. Buhari remains a disappointment to the nation. His lack of capacity, vindictiveness, narrow mindedness and shallow understanding of global politics, make him a bad choice for the future of Nigeria.
“He has thrown the challenge to all Nigerians. He has even volunteered to be part of a coalition for a new Nigeria. This government is evil and must give way. In fact, the day I saw the stomach of a pregnant woman ripped open by Fulani herdsmen in Benue, was the day I knew that God had terminated Buhari’s government spiritually. The physical termination of the life of this government has begun with the new activism championed by Obasanjo,” he said.
Also, the National Chairman of United Progressives Congress (UPP) Chekwas Okorie described Obasanjo’s letter as timely, stating that the Buhari administration had done great harm to Nigerians.
He said: “The fact remains that Buhari is non-performing, nepotic, sectional and very clueless.He has put Nigeria in more danger than any president before him. He doesn’t behave like one who fought during the civil war. Nigeria is more divisive under Buhari.
“He should be allowed to run. In fact, I am praying that APC should present him in 2019 to make its defeat easy. His not running will make it difficult to defeat APC.”