All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not fit to recommend or endorse anyone as president of Nigeria, Afrocrats reporting.
Following our previous post of how Chief Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi as the president in this coming election in his letter to the Nigerian youths.
Mr Tinubu said this on Thursday at the APC presidential campaign rally held at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo Campus, Benin.
According to him, Obasanjo failed to develop the country when he had the opportunity, but rather was fighting his then Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, both of whom he accused of spending the country’s money for their personal comfort.
Tinubu noted that after spending $16billion on electricity, Obasanjo and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government could not deliver electricity for Nigerians to make even popcorn.
As governor of Lagos, Tinubu recalled how he brought Enron Power to generate electricity and solve the power problem in the commercial nerve centre of the country but the project was frustrated by the Obasanjo-led PDP government.
“I brought Enron to solve electricity problem and help Lagos economy but Obasanjo and PDP frustrated it. They punished me and Lagos people and even began deducting our money. I created local governments in Lagos to accelerate development and create employment for our people but Obasanjo seized our allocation and punished us for that. That was wickedness and such a man said he endorsed a man for you to vote as president. Can you follow such a man? Can Obasanjo recommend a leader for anyone in Nigeria? A man who does not know the way cannot show the way,” Tinubu said.
He went on to describe Obasanjo’s endorsement of Labour Party’s Pater Obi for president as a case of the blind leading the blind.
On Atiku, Abubakar, Tinubu said the PDP presidential candidate is not qualified to be president of Nigeria having indicted himself on his record as a civil servant.
“Atiku and Obasanjo accused themselves of using Nigeria’s money to buy cars for their comfort. Atiku was a custom officer who said he made money selling cars, that is smuggling. He didn’t even know that a civil servant cannot do any other business apart from agriculture. That is enough to disqualify him and he is not fit to be president,” Tinubu added.