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Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

Ameh Ebute to Obasanjo: You have outlived your usefulness

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By Stanley Onyekwere

A former Senate President, Ameh Ebute has joined the fray as he insists that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has outlived his usefulness on the national scene.
The former Senate President in a letter addressed to Chief Obasanjo title, “Re: The Way Out: A Clarion Call For Coalition For Nigeria Movement”, lampooned him for resorting to letter writing to his predecessors rather than seeking audience with them saying such action was a smack of mischief.
The former Senator who briefed journalists in Abuja, yesterday on the content of his letter said he had cautioned Obasanjo when he wrote former President Jonathan in a similar letter that it was not in the interest of the unity and peace of the nation, adding that it was an affront on decency and decorous behaviour by publicly attempting to ridicule, malign and assault the seat of power with a repeat letter to President Buhari.
The former Senate President chided Obasanjo for imposing on Nigeria leaders who could not tackle Boko Haram head on knowing that the seed of the insurgency was sown under his watch.
He said: “The seeds of Boko Haram insurgency was sown under your administration in Borno and exploded, soon after you were forced to relinquish power after the failure of the infamous third term bid.
“The subsequent leaders you imposed on Nigeria could not handle the problem, until President Buhari came on board.
“As clever and astute as you claim in leadership, you had no solution to the puzzle of militancy in the Niger Delta or the communal clashes that plagued most communities in Nigeria”.
He urged Obasanjo to be retrospective in his view, adding that no other person would have done better what President Buhari had done considering the state he inherited the nation.
He said the new found love of the former President was rather exacerbating series of national problems which he (Obasanjo) failed to tackle in his 8 years reign.

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