HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST BACKS OBJ AGAINST BUHARI




A renowned human rights activist, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman has thrown his weight behind the recent “Special Statement” released to the public by the former Nigeria President, Chief (Dr.) Olusegun Obasanjo warning President Muhammadu Buhari against his re-election bid in 2019 and poor performance in office since May 29, 2015, saluting the uncommon courage of the former President to always speak the truth to the power that be in the land.

He however called on Chief Obasanjo to use his connection in the international community to report the flaws of the present administration in Nigeria to the comity of nations in order to join hands together, to stop the re-election bid of President Buhari in 2019 for the sake of the Nigeria masses, urging Obasanjo not to forget to deliver his “Special Statement” to the African leaders in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia during the ongoing  30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Government of the African Union (AU).

Comrade Sulaiman who commended Obasanjo for capturing the minds of Nigerians in the Special Statement, insisting that President Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government has failed woefully in all areas of governance in the country, urging Buhari to heed the advice being given to him on 2019 Presidential re-election bid by Obasanjo.

Speaking on Obasanjo’s “Special Statement” on Friday, he saw it as a good and welcome development to checkmate the misgovernance of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the country, condemning those who were abusing Obasanjo over the action and tagged them as enemies of Nigeria masses.

On 2019, Sulaiman who is the Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) urged Buhari to quit the stage when the ovation is loudest because the present situation of Buhari’s administration was like a law of gravity which stated that any object that goes up would surely come down and the law of aerodynamics, depending on what Buhari and his cabals wanted.

According to him, “All the contents in the Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo’s Special Statement are the statement of facts .If Nigerians fail to stop President Buhari in 2019, President Buhari might stop the success, progress, development and future of Nigerians at home and abroad. It is crystal clear that some clueless cabals have taken over the life and soul of the Buhari’s government since2015.

The rights activist who strongly condemned the grave injustice and nepotism of highest order that pervaded the present administration, advising Chief Obasanjo to stop supporting any incompetent personality like President Buhari as Presidential candidate in the future polls.

Sulaiman who recalled that the then APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari on March4th, 2015, had described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a courageous patriot who tells the truth to power when he is convinced that leaders are going wrong, in a statement he issued on the occasion of Obasanjos’s birthday, adding that “the former president is a nationalist whose commitment to democracy and good governance are worthy of recognition and praise”.

He then warned Mr. Itse Sagay, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu and others who were throwing stone of blames on Chief Obasanjo for telling President Buhari the home truth in respect of 2019 Presidential election, to tender unreserved apology to former President Obasanjo, going by the description of Obasanjo by Buhari himself, before the responsible and responsive Nigerians at home and Diaspora would lower their anatomical contort in the public.

He further described Sagay, Kalu and their cohorts as bird of the same feather that flocks together by throwing the majority and masses interest into the wind, adding that some of them have skeleton in their cupboard which they are using Buhari’s Presidency to cover their atrocities, which is opened to all and sundry.

“It is astonishing that despite the unwanton killings of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen, long queues of Nigerians at the filling stations upon 120 percent increment of the motor spirit, geometrical loss of jobs, disobedience to Court order, hike in prices of food stuff, selecting and bias anti-corruption fight, unable to have grip of office and lack of respect for democratic norms and values by running a clueless government which plunged Nigeria into the social -economic and political problems, some selfish politicians who are looking for political survival and unnecessary recognition, still calling on President Buhari to re-contest in 2019”, Sulaiman submitted.