The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has condemned former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the open letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, advising him not to re-contest in 2019.
Mr. Sagay, who described the letter as inappropriate and insulting, was surprised that Obasanjo, who sought a third term in power could tell Buhari not to seek re-election.
He said, “I saw Obasanjo’s comments and I could not believe my eyes, that a man who tried to get a third term is discouraging someone else from getting a second term. It doesn’t make sense.
“I think Obasanjo should try and respect other people. He has achieved a lot. He is a great man and I respect him. But he should learn to respect other people and think of them as being, at least, as good as himself.
“I think it is insulting for a man who wanted third term to tell somebody else not to want second term. It is most inappropriate, and for a former head of state to say so is most improper.”
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has responded to the letter by Obasanjo, reiterating Buhari’s achievements since he assumed power in 2015.