Obasanjo Visits Ikpeazu, Declines Comment On Controversial Public Statement

Ronke Sanya  
Updated February 10, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Umuahia, Abia State Capital on Saturday, February 10.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday paid a visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in Umuahia, Abia State Capital.

The former President, however, refused to comment on his lengthy public statement where he advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election but should in a dignified way dismount from the horse (seat of power).

Obasanjo in response to questions by journalists in Umuahia on the public statement only said ‘all is well,’ as he declined to questions with a wave of hands.

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In the public statement released on Tuesday, January 23 and titled, ‘The Way Out: A Clarion Call For Coalition For Nigerian Movement’ the former President raised concerns about various national issues ranging from the economy, security and political state of the nation.

He also said in the public statement that he thinks President Buhari needs time to reflect and refurbish physically adding that he knew is weak in the knowledge and understanding of the economy and it is evident in his administration as the economy does not obey a military order.

Obasanjo after the controversial statement, however, met President Buhari at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they exchanged pleasantries.

Obasanjo is in Abia state on a personal visit to Item village, in Bende Local Government Area.