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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Castigating administrations before yours is uncharitable, fussy and uninstructive- Obasanjo tells Buhari

Former President Obasanjo Wednesday said it is uncharitable, fussy and uninstructive of this present administration to continuously castigate  the administrations before it. Obasanjo said this while delivering his keynote address at the first Akintola Williams Annual Lecture held in Lagos yesterday November 23rd. He said:

“The blanket adverse comments or castigation of all democratic administrations from 1999 by the present administration is uncharitable, fussy and uninstructive. Politics apart, I strongly believe that there is a distinction between the three previous administrations that it would be unfair to lump them all together. 
I understand President Buhari’s frustration on the state of the economy inherited by him. It was the same reason and situation that brought about the cry for change, otherwise, there would be no need for change if it was all nice and rosy. No administration can or should be comfortable with the excruciating pain of debilitating and crushing economy. Businesses are closing, jobs are being lost and people are suffering. 
I know that President Buhari has always expressed concern for the plight of the common people but that concern must be translated to workable and result-oriented socio-economic policy and programme that will turn the economy around at the shortest time possible. We cannot continue to do the same thing and expect things to change. 
Now that we have had change because the actors and the situation needed to be changed, let us move forward to have progress through a comprehensive economic policy and programme that is intellectually, strategically and philosophically based. It is easier to win an election than to right the wrongs of a badly fouled situation. 
When you are outside, what you see and know are nothing compared with the reality. And yet once you are on seat, you have to clear the mess and put the nation on the path of rectitude, development and progress leaving no group or section out of your plan, programme and policy and efforts. The longer it takes, the more intractable the problem may become"he said

37 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Tell him sir

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Uju Phil said...

Obusonjo really did say that? Seems the scales are beginning to fall off his eyes or cld this be politically inclined? Anyways,castigating administrations before you is simply cowardice and senselesss, it's a clear sign of incompetence, weakness and an acceptance of failure to effect the almighty blabbed "change"! #ApcShame #ScamGovt

evy claret said...

Did he just wake up from slumber?



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Ike Louisa said...

Good.

Anonymous said...

Baba, the saddest thing is that 2016 is gone. He has only 2017 and parts of 2018. In the history of this country from the time I started earning an income I have never received this many calls for financial assistance lie this year. The worst hit region is the north as there are no jobs, book haram and some criminal fulani herdsmen crippled agriculture because people are scared of going to the farms. I don't think any Nigerian wants Nigeria to fail we all wish Nigeria succeeds because it is for all our good. I did not elect him but good governance, reducing the plight of the common man is what we want. You are indeed apt, every administration registered the good, the bad and the ugly but let's not dwell on the past. If no drastic measure is taken, we Nigerians have changed the change. Thank you for being a truthful elder states man. Am sure your house calls from family, friends seeking medical, feeding and school fees assistance is unprecedented. Continue to tell Baba the truth.

Anonymous said...

Talking from both side of the mouth.

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Juliet Iwuno said...

E be like say the corruption fight don dey reach your side. Linda take note!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

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Business Profile Nigeria said...

Good talk from OBJ

Liuz Babz said...

hope he listens

RareSpecie Z said...

The Deity has Spoken.

Anonymous said...

He is simply saying.. His administration aint part of the previous administration that squandered our Common wealth. Media can misconstrue words sigh

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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Lol.. obj too is tired of the blame and lack of responsibility! Shameful!

Duchess said...

For once, I agree with Obasanjo...

Vivian Reginalds said...

for once, he sounds wise and sane.
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daniel ubong said...

This is the best I have heard from this man since 2014,nice pieces.

OSINANL said...

THIS CHIMP OBJ'S EYES IS BEGINNING TO OPEN

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a regret and after-thought. Why is the old man speaking with tongue-in check, let him tell his boy the real home truth that he has failed woefully, period.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Well said!

Udolisa Ugochukwu said...

Birds of the same feather,just know a kettle does not call a pot black

Pesin Pikin said...

I couldn't agree more with what baba said. We should focus and channel all of our resources on a more result-oriented economy rather than point accusations on the previous administrations.

Pesin Pikin said...

Well said baba. Pot calling the kettle black though....

abujakenneth said...

Saint Obasanjo, Mr know it all

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Omar said...

Gbam...

Iphie Abraham said...

Well spoken










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Anonymous said...

True, but it took you too long to say the fact that you know.

Cypher said...

He deserves a slap

Anonymous said...

Until OBJ opens up and tell Nigerians he made a mistake supporting PMB's election he hasn't
made any correction. And until these faces dissappears from Nigerian polity the nation will continue to be in a quagmire. These are carrier soldiers but decided to hang unto governance, they are holding Nigeria hostage. They are obsolete in their approach to governance.For all those who brought PMB to power i can only say ' he who goes to bed with an itchy anus must wake up with smelly fingers'

Anonymous said...

Someone said this "When a man is so full of himself, he lives in his own bubble and every other person is the problem. The man who introduced 'constituency project' is just now knowing how corrupt it is. The man who made ghana must go bags expensive on top of his third term ambition now knows the NASS is too corrupt. The man who took pleasure in pointing at the last administration won't have his own x-rayed.

When a man is an effectual buffoon". We need not say more, in other clime, he should have been in jail. Honestly I don't know why they released him the last time. This old man is so full of shit. He created this mess and now pretended to be a saint. Tell us what happened to the $16 billion power intervention fund, dumb ass fool. Mr. corruption incorporated.

Emy said...

When you are outside, what you see and know are nothing compared with the reality. And yet once you are on seat, you have to clear the mess and put the nation on the path of rectitude, development and progress leaving no group or section out of your plan, programme and policy and efforts. The longer it takes, the more intractable the problem may become".
Mr. President, Baba just spoke the truth. I hope he understands the tone of his language.

Anonymous said...


When a man is so full of himself, he lives in his own bubble and every other person is the problem.

The man who intoduced 'constituency project' is just now knowing how corrupt it is.

The man who made ghana must go bags expensive on top of his third term ambition now knows the NASS is too corrupt.

The man who took pleasure in pointing at the last administration won't have his own xrayed.

When a man is an effectual buffoon.

Amaka Umeh said...

Thank you! He's more like if you have to criticise previous administrations, don't start from 1999, Buhari can criticise the immediate past administrations, Exempting Obj's time in office.

pioneer m said...

Yeah so truth but buhari don't read news, but cartoon: next time say it on cartoon.

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