Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been taken to the cleaners by President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga.
Onanuga said: “Obasanjo’s influence spanned his two terms as president, first as a civilian president from 1999 to 2007 and then as a military head of state from 1976 to 1979.”
“Obasanjo ought to know that he brought this thing into Nigeria. He was the one who made us adopt it in 1979. He must have seen it as expensive and unsuitable when he governed us for eight years and even wanted an extension for another four years.”
“So, the way he is sounding, it is like the man is getting wiser after leaving office.”
For those who don’t know, Onanuga is reacting to Obasanjo’s remarks at the high-level consultation on rethinking Western liberal democracy in Africa held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library’s Green Resort Legacy in Abeokuta, Ogun State where he criticised Western democracy, saying it had not contributed to African development and decent administration.