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Your letter is baseless to Buhari, Diya tells Obasanjo

Your letter is baseless to Buhari, Diya tells Obasanjo

Reacting to Obasanjo’s letter , Former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya, has said that apart from the issue of nepotism raised by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, there is no point in the 18-page letter.

Diya, a kinsman of Obasanjo, however, said the issue of nepotism should be looked into by Buhari.

Obasanjo had on Tuesday, released an 18-page letter to Buhari where he outlined the ineffectiveness of his government, chief among was the issue of nepotism.

Diya noted that by choosing the open way to addressing national issues, Obasanjo was merely following his traditional way of addressing issues.

He said: “You know Obasanjo has his own style of doing things. I just see that tied to him.”

On if Obasanjo was right in the content of the letter, the former second-in-command to late General Sanni Abacha further said: “I don’t see any point there. The only issue there is the accusation of nepotism. That should be looked into.” 

Chairman, Action Democratic Party, (ADP) Yagbaji Sani, described the letter as timely and impactful.

But he quickly described the messenger as one who lacked the locus standi to convey such a message, considering the role he played in the emergence of President Buhari in 2015.

He told Daily Sun in Abuja that Obasanjo should not think of deceiving the public with the strong worded letter because he took part in destroying the country.

Said he: “We are aware how Obasanjo forced the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on us in 2007 even though he knew of his health challenges.

“As if that was not enough, he foisted Goodluck Jonathan on Nigerians. After a while, he fell out with him, christening him as corrupt and weak. Now, he is telling us that Buhari is not fit to seek reelection.

“I think Obasanjo should allow Nigerians to take their destinies into their hands by choosing who will govern them come 2019.”