Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is taking Nigerians for fools while “revelling in an unrepentant misgoverning of Nigeria.”
He said this on Thursday while briefing journalists at his presidential library in Abeokuta that his CNM movement had adopted the African Democratic Congress, ADC as a political platform to realize its dream for a new Nigeria.
Mr. Obasanjo blasted the APC, saying that Nigerians today were poorer than when the APC came in.
The country had been further impoverished with foreign loan jumping from $3.6bn to over $18bn, he added.
Obasanjo said, “The APC, as a political party, is still gloating and revelling in its unrepentant misgovernance of Nigeria and taking Nigerians for fools.
“There is neither remorse nor appreciation of what they are doing wrong. It is all arrant arrogance and insult upon injury for Nigerians.
“Whatever the leadership may personally claim, most Nigerians know that they are poorer today than when the APC came in and Nigeria is more impoverished with our foreign loan jumping from $3.6bn to over $18bn to be paid by the present and future generations of Nigerians.
“The country is more divided than ever before because the leadership is playing the ethnic and religious game which is very unfortunate.”
He added, “And the country is more insecure and unsafe for everybody.”
Obasanjo stated that since the movement adopted the African Democratic Congress, he had completed the first phase of his assignment. It was an indication that he was about to quit CNM.