By Stanley Onyekwere
Former Senate President, Ameh Ebute, has raised the alarm over the alleged alliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), capable of destablizing the entity called Nigeria.
The elder statesman who made this assertion yesterday, at a press conference, in Abuja, called on stakeholders to rise up to the challenge of subduing unpatriotic, corrupt and selfish past political office holders like Chief Obasanjo, in order to save Nigeria from total collapse.
Ebute, who lead the Congress for Patriotic Citizens (CPC) said: “We have no hesitation to boldly assert that it is unfortunate to understand, the alliance to kill Nigeria is spearheaded and supervised by no less a personality but Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, an elder statesman, former Military Head of State and democratic President of Nigeria.
“He is one person who has been so privileged to lead this country twice in his life-time. Outside Chief Obasanjo, it is the incumbent, President Buhari.
“We find it completely distasteful, Obasanjo’s present gang-up and conspiracy against Nigeria. What OBJ and co have planned is beyond imagination. Every word of Obasanjo from his first open letter to the last smacks of a shameful and dishonorable outing from an elder statesman.
“We do not know what he implies when he accuses INEC of “recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualise the perpetuation agenda in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count.”
“Even if Chief Obasanjo hates Buhari, hatchet jobs like this one as contained in his recent letter should be left for his ‘boys.’ Even the loquacious Femi Fani Kayode or Tony Omokri cannot abuse their already battered reputation in public in this disgraceful manner.
“And contrary to his predictions on Buhari’s frailty and inability to personally traverse Nigeria to campaign for reelection, he has done it himself displaying his vitality by covering two states in the federation on each day he goes out on campaigns.
“He didn’t abdicate his responsibility to any “Jagaban.” And Mr. President has covered all the 36 states in the federation, including the FCT, unlike Obasanjo’s preferred candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”
He continued, “We have more faith in the progress of Nigeria under a Buhari Presidency than an Atiku. We have sighted progress and national development under a patriotic leader and nationalist like President Buhari.
“There is no way Obasanjo can publicly announce his retirement in politics and sneak back through the back door in any unholy alliance with dark forces to destroy Nigeria.
“Like Gen. Bulbwa Marwa (rtd) did by rallying nearly 100 retired Military Generals in support of President Buhari, we shall also assemble all elder statesmen across the country to come to the rescue of Nigeria, bearing in mind that selfish individuals like Obasanjo or any political party or group of persons don’t own Nigeria. All Nigerian citizens must wake up to uphold the virtues of leaders who can stand for the country like Buhari.”