A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has noted that the response provided by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement did not account for corruption in the current administration.
Muhammed described the response as “uncharitable and an insult to the intelligence of Nigerians.”
Fielding questions from Punch, the former lawmaker said Buhari had failed to address the main issues especially that of nepotism, raised by the former president.
He said, “The so- called response is a collective insult to the intelligence of Nigerians. A man like Obasanjo cannot be said by the Federal Government to be too busy to notice what is being done by the government.
“This can never be a defence for the irresponsibility and corruption in the Federal Government.
“Also, Obasanjo spoke about specific issues. One of them was the issue of nepotism , which was earlier observed by me in at least 10 appointments by the Federal Government; that issue was not addressed, there has been no answer from the government.
“I can name several appointments in the government’s circle which were not based on merit but on some other considerations . You do not confront facts by lying about them.”