President Olusegun Obasanjo’s daughter, Iyabo Obasanjo, has categorically told President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the good counsel on his father and disembark from power.
The former Nigerian senator said this on Saturday in a statement she personally signed.
She blasted accused the Buhari government of mischievously recirculating her 2013 letter to her father, instead of responding to the real issues her father had raised in his letter to the president.
Social media users have been recirculating the former senator’s letter to her father in 2013 in which she criticised the former president.
In his damning letter, the former president had accused the Buhari of incompetence, nepotism, corruption and advised Mr. Buhari not to seek reelection in 2019.
Ms. Obasanjo supported her father, saying that he is “one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa”.
According to her, those who should “benefit from the advise and admonishment of one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa have resorted to a cheap tactic that further reiterates the message that they found abhorrent enough to start looking for unconnected issues to put together to make their point.”
She asked Buhari to listen to calls for him to step aside in 2019.
“The wise should listen wherever help and advice comes from.
“Those who re-published the old letter should have spent time to respond to the content of the said statement which called for President Buhari to retire in 2019,” she said.
Mr. Buhari’s failing health condition should dissuade him from running in 2019, she added.