The Presidency has accused former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, of jealousy against the achievements of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d.) led administration.
The president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, highlighted reasons for the unjustifiable attacks on Buhari by Obasanjo, saying ”the ex-president won’t stop being jealous of anyone who beats him to a new record in the nation’s development process.”
Listing some of the achievements of Buhari’s administration, he said the president had successfully completed the world-class edifice, the second Niger Bridge after three decades of failed promises, saying the project would soon be inaugurated.
Speaking about the attacks by Obasanjo on Buhari, Shehu said, “To do that is a cardinal sin to Obasanjo whose hallucinations tell him that he is the best ever to lead Nigeria and there will never be another one better than him.
”’Obasanjo laid the foundation for the bridge in his first term as elected President and work never started.
”When he sought re-election for his second term in office, he returned to the site to turn the sod for the bridge the second time.
”When the Obi of Onitsha, a forthright ago scholarly, reminded him that he had done this in the past, Obasanjo told the foremost Southeast traditional ruler that he was a liar in the full presence of the Chiefs and Oracles in his Palace.
”Obasanjo lied to the Southeast to get their votes.
”President Buhari didn’t get their votes but built the bridge because he believed it is the right thing to do,” Shehu stated.
The presidential aide also maintained that the former president was not comfortable with Buhari’s bagging awards and encomiums for strictly promoting democratic culture and the rule of law in Nigeria and beyond.