The South-East Senate Caucus has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s call for President Muhammadu Buhari to perish the idea of returning to power in 2019.
Obasanjo had on Tuesday listed several reasons Buhari should not bother seeking re-election.
The former President’s advice was wholly endorsed by the South East Senate caucus.
Speaking through its leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South, the Senators alleged of several acts of nepotism on the part of the president.
They said the caucus had called the attention of Nigerians to the danger of “the nepotic nature of the administration, but unfortunately many Nigerians looked the other way.”
The Senators added, “No one should be surprised over what is happening or the shape of the political appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“To be fair to him, the President made himself clear during his state visit to the United States of America, with his now unfortunate theory of 95 per cent and 5 per cent reward for support.
“The whole thing has come to bear negatively on the entire country, and everybody is now shouting, but we predicted what is going on. It could be the style of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“That is to say, that the party may have chosen as a style, to run a government that encourages alienation of a sizeable portion of its people, as well as one that promotes exclusivity.”