Don’t burn Nigeria with your words – APC Chairman warns Obasanjo 


Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, a member of the Security and Intelligence Committee of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo not to use his remarks to burn the country fire.

The 2011 gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) in the State of Lagos said so in a statement provided to DAILY POST on Tuesday through its communications assistant, Rasheed Abubakar.

Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was accused of irregularities in the presidential election that just ended.

In a recent letter, the former politician called for the election results to be annulled.

However, the APC leadership warned the former president not to burn the country with his remarks. Mumuni, while reacting to Obasanjo’s outburst, noted that other older Nigerian politicians remained silent, continuing their business as usual without siding with any of the candidates. any the election.

However, he said he was surprised when Obasanjo, who is said to be as neutral as the others, took a side and announced his support for a candidate.

Mumuni advised Obasanjo not to use his statements to obstruct the domestic electoral process as was done in 1993.

He called on INEC to continue the ranking process and announce the winner of the election at the appropriate time without unnecessary delay.

“It is important to note that since the start of the 2023 general election, former politicians in Nigeria have done their best to ensure free, fair, and trustworthy elections,” he said. . They did not anoint any candidates. They kept quiet, carrying on with their business as usual without siding with any candidate in the election.

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“However, one of our most respected people in the South, Premier Olusegun Obasanjo, endorsed one of the candidates, Labor Party’s Peter Obi ahead of election day, even if it deserves more respect for him sitting on the fence Well, that’s forgivable.

“If anyone advises on the credibility of elections, it is not someone like Obasanjo because Nigerians are not ignorant of what happened under his rule. The elections that produced it in 1999 and 2003 were questionable. He is the product of most elections and also the one who conducted one of the most fraudulent elections in the history of Nigerian democracy in 2007. The late Yar’Adua (may Allah be with him) to heaven) also acknowledged the electoral flaws that got him in. Whoever calls his neighbor a thief must come with clean hands.

“Following the efforts of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) for the February 25 presidential and legislative elections, it is fitting to commend voters for their efforts to make the election fair. as transparent as possible. “Although there is still room for improvement and some issues have almost rendered the effort futile, INEC is commendable. The Commonwealth and ECOWAS even praised voters for the election.

“He is doing everything he can to thwart the election campaign, as a former statesman he could have done better but since he chose this role, INEC and the Nigerians have goodwill. should not even give him the attention he seeks. INEC should continue with the snack and announce the winner.”

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