The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari as insulting.
Obasanjo had, on Tuesday, written a lengthy letter on the state of the nation to Buhari, highlighting the low points of his government and advising him not to seek re-election in 2019.
But, in a reaction on Tuesday night, Sagay wondered why Obasanjo, who attempted to get a third term, would advise Buhari not to seek a second term.
He described the advice as insulting and asked the elder statesman to learn to think of others “as being, at least, as good as himself”.
“I saw Obasanjo’s comments and I could not believe my eyes, that a man who tried to get a third term is discouraging someone else from getting a second term. It doesn’t make sense,” Sagay said in a The Nation report
“I think Obasanjo should try and respect other people. He has achieved a lot. He is a great man and I respect him. But he should learn to respect other people and think of them as being, at least, as good as himself.
“I think it is insulting for a man who wanted third term to tell somebody else not to want second term. It is most inappropriate, and for a former head of state to say so is most improper.”