Former President Obasanjo has one leg in PDP & Another in APC- Gov. Fayose

February 12, 2015 1:43 am

To mark his 100 days as Governor of Ekiti State,Gov opened up
on his feelings towards former president Obasanjo and also aired his
thoughts on Buhari

I am not saying I am perfect, but people close to me know that I am
frank and blunt to a fault. I don’t like hiding behind a finger. The
advert is to warn us as a nation to avoid mistakes that we made in the
past and which really drove us close to the precipice. The bitter truth
that some people may not want to hear is that General Muhammadu Buhari
is too old for the assignment some people, for their selfish reasons,
want to force on him. I don’t have apology over the advert, it is my
personal opinion.

Before the advert, the had arranged to fly Buhari out for medical
check up. It was even published in a newspapers. But they could not go
on with the arrangement because of the advert. Tell me, who is fooling
who?. Was it not Obasanjo who said Yar’Adua was hale and hearty in 2007
to rule the country? And the man died mid- way. It is the same Obasanjo
that is again branding another old horse. The advert is meant to appeal
to sense of reasoning, to avoid pitfall, it is not death wish as my
critics termed it.

Why should I apologise? I have nobody to apologise to over the matter. I
only expressed my personal opinion and that is guaranteed under the
constitution of , our dear country

On Obasanjo

I don’t have anything personal against Obasanjo. I see him shooting the
tyre of the vehicle that is conveying us which is . If the vehicle
should have an accident, all of us will be in for it. While he was the
president of this country, he was intolerant to criticism from within
the party.
Some people lost their positions for criticising his
actions. In developed countries like America, you can’t find former
presidents openly criticising the incumbent. It is not that they agree
with policies or actions of the person in power. They have ways of
expressing their positions to the president without the public or the
press knowing. Obasanjo is not the only former president in this

Why don’t others act like him?. He likes playing to the gallary. It is
like you don’t know who Obasanjo is. He has made up his mind about
President Goodluck Jonathan and there is no way anyone can pacify him.

Despite all the appeals and meetings with him by various PDP leaders,
including President Jonathan, has he changed? No. If a tooth is rotten,
it is better it is removed before others get infected as well. Don’t
forget, he has one leg in PDP and the second leg in APC. All his boys
are in APC.

His attitude is if it is not him, it must not be anybody else. Was
he not the one who told us in 2011 that if it is not Jonathan, it cannot
be any other person to be president. What has gone wrong between then
and now? Jonathan has refused himself to be pocketed by Obasanjo. That
is his character. We will not allow him to destroy our vehicle. We
should not shy away from saying the truth, people can criticize you, but
that should not discourage you.

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