The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has reacted to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice to President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 election.
The party’s National Chairman, Dr. Victor Oye, in a statement said Obasanjo was not in the best position to advise Buhari.
According to him, Obasanjo was not justified morally in respect to his past administration in Nigeria to dictate if Buhari should run for second term.
He said “Obasanjo’s opinion and Nigerian’s opinions differ. People might have different opinion. What we need now in Nigeria is for us to remove unnecessary tension.
“Even if Buhari is not going to run in 2019, we shouldn’t create unnecessary tension because the man himself knows what to do and he doesn’t need Obasanjo’s letter to take such decision.
“It is Buhari’s entitlement to run for second term, but if he is saying he cannot run, he knows what to do.
“When Obasanjo was president what did he do? Was he a wonderful leader? Did he tar road in South-east? Enugu to Port-Hacourt road he didn’t do it. Okigwe to Oga he didn’t do it, and so on, and he busy talking about Nepotism. Obasanjo does not have moral justification to say such a thing.”