A group of elders under the aegis of Patriotic Elders Council (PEC), has admitted that President Muhammadu Buhari has recorded more landmark on the issues of governance in Nigeria than Olusegun Obasanjo.
The group led by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Chief Simon Shango said President Buhari’s achievements on security surpasses those recorded by his predecessors
In a communique released on Tuesday, the group described Obasanjo’s comments describing Nigeria as a failed state as a “hoax”.
The group of elders said that President Buhari has stood for the country’s unity and indivisibility at all times.
While also admitting that Obasanjo deserves respect based on his status as a former president and Nigeria’s former military head of state, the group said his utterances most times are wrong.
“The state of affairs in Nigeria as inherited by President Buhari to describe it mildly were terrible, horrible and disheartening. No any other failure of leadership in the country can descend below it,” the communique said in part,” the communique said.
The elders said the comment by Obasanjo on the state of the nation is a hoax.
Commending the president for his efforts, the group urged President Buhari to never be distracted; but keep his vision on course to deliver the nation from the ruins.
“Chief Obasanjo cannot contradict or deny the sacrifices the Nigerian army has endured in order to restore peace and security to the troubled northeast region, with the hitherto vitriolic Boko Haram insurgency ditto, armed banditry and cattle rustling in the northwest, virulent Niger Delta militancy and all other lethal crises which overwhelmed civil security and imposed gloom on Nigerians,” the elders said.