Ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo set fire to the Nigerian political geospace on Tuesday when he wrote a strong-worded letter to President Muhammadu Buhari warning him against seeking re-election in 2019.
Obasanjo also used the letter to unveil what may become a political party known as the Coalition of Nigeria. CN. He wrote;
“I, therefore, will gladly join such a Movement when one is established as Coalition for Nigeria, CN, taking Nigeria to the height God has created it to be. From now on, the Nigeria eagle must continue to soar and fly high
CN, as a Movement, will be new, green, transparent and must remain clean and always active, selflessly so.”
The elder statesman also attacked the two most prominent political parties in the country, the APC and the PDP, adding that they did not have the solutions to the country’s numerous problems.
A close aide to OBJ told Dailypost;
“We all know the state of the nation and Baba to shares the feelings of Nigerians. He already raised some points contained in the letter to President Buhari. The two leaders see from time to time, they also speak on phone many times.
In 2016, Baba went to the presidential villa in Abuja before PMB fell ill and they discussed these things, especially the economy, non-performance of some appointees and fight against corruption.
Baba also had a one on one talk with the president while he was recuperating abroad on same issues.Again, when President Buhari returned to Nigeria, Baba went to meet him again to remind him what they discussed.PMB gave his words that there will be changes but till now, those assurances have not been fulfilled.
Baba felt he should speak now so that it would be on record that he didn’t keep quiet when things were going wrong.”