Obasanjo Strikes again


By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor

For the second time in as many generations, Olusegun Obasanjo has had to disavow Muhammadu Buhari. The first time was under military rule in 1984 when General Obasanjo asked Buhari to stop references to his military junta as being an offshoot of the Murtala-Obasanjo military regime. It was a stinking rebuke by Obasanjo who sought to delink his benevolent military regime from the ruthlessness of the Muhammadu Buhari-Tunde Idiagbon military regime.


The second disavowal yesterday, came after 33 years. It came after Obasanjo disowned his political godson, President Goodluck Jonathan to support Buhari’s comeback bid, albeit as a civilian president in 2015.

After he was catapulted to power in 1976 and handed over power to a democratically elected civilian leader three years later to universal approval, Obasanjo has continued to see…

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