The Chairman of the Buhari Media Organisation, Niyi Akinsiju, said Nigerians would expect people like former President Olusegun Obasanjo to behave like a statesman and not join a class of elites who complain because their selfish material interests were not being “serviced.”
Akinsiju said this while responding to comments attributed to the former Nigerian President, in Abuja, on Friday.
Obasanjo had said that under Buhari, Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed state and a basket case that urgently needs to be pulled from the brink of collapse.
He said “ One would expect people like former President Obasanjo to behave like a statesman and not serve as a distraction.
“The Nigerian political elite complain just like he is doing now when their personal interests are not being serviced.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is doing what every sensible leader should do – put the interest of the majority of Nigerians first. Most of our fault lines which Obasanjo is talking about today are creations of the selfish interests of the elite which have no economic consequences. Most of our elite advance these fault lines to further their interests.”
He said elite from all tribes in Nigeria are responsible for the current state of affairs in the country. Akinsiju insisted that Buhari was moving Nigeria in the right direction.