Akinyemi To OBJ On Obi’s Endorsement: You’re Part Of Nigeria’s Problems, You Can’t Be A Problem-solver, Go Home & Just Be Quiet
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi has slammed former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for endorsing the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi for the 2023 General Elections.
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, a former External Affairs Minister, slammed former President Obasanjo for releasing a statement about the upcoming general election and hinting at his preferred presidential candidate.
According to Professor Akinyemi, Obasanjo has had his tenure hence he should go home and just be quiet.
The former Foreign Affairs Minister described Obasanjo as part of the country’s problems, therefore should not come and presents himself as a problem solver.
According to him, “Please don’t let us spend this programme on General Obasanjo’s letter or ideas because some of us believe that he also is part of the foundation of the problems that we have in this country, and one of the things that I have said is that once you have occupied that post of President and you have served your term, please go home and be like General Gowon, be like General Abdusalam, just be quiet.
“You’ve had your term and let others get on, but for you to create problems for us and then you come back and you present yourself as a problem solver, I find that difficult to swallow”.