What: Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari insulting – Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption [PACAC], Prof. Itse Sagay [SAN] has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term as insulting.

Reacting to the development, Sagay in a statement urged Obasanjo, who he said sought for third term, to show Buhari some respect.

He said: “I saw Obasanjo’s comments and I could not believe my eyes, that a man who tried to get a third term is discouraging someone else from getting a second term. It doesn’t make sense.

“I think Obasanjo should try and respect other people. He has achieved a lot. He is a great man and I respect him. But he should learn to respect other people and think of them as being, at least, as good as himself.

“I think it is insulting for a man who wanted third term to tell somebody else not to want second term. It is most inappropriate, and for a former head of state to say so is most improper.”

Also, a former Nigerian Bar Association [NBA] President, and leader of the National Intervention Movement [NIM] Dr Olisa Agbakoba [SAN] agreed with Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari saying President had nothing more to offer.

Agbakoba said: “It [Obasanjo’s call] is a great idea as Buhari hasn’t anything left to offer. We at the Third Force will build a new coalition to take power.”


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