Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and a former presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri, have faulted the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, for calling former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, an expired milk who should be dumped in the dustbin.
Tinubu had at a rally in Lagos state on Saturday, February 9, described Olusegun Obasanjo as the expired milk who presided over the flawed electoral process that brought late president, Yar’Adua into power.
Condemning Tinubu’s assertion, Bruce said Obasanjo was an icon who had a list of achievements including ending the Nigerian civil war and being the first military head of state to voluntarily hand over to an elected President in Africa. He said Obasanjo helped stabilise the democracy Nigerians were enjoying now.
“President Olusegun Obasanjo is an icon. The commander that ended the Nigerian Civil War. The first military head of state to voluntarily hand over to an elected President in Africa. The man that helped stabilise the democracy we are now enjoying. It is rather unfortunate that the beneficiaries now insult him!” The senator said.
Omokri in his reaction faulted Tinubu for his comments on the former president, noting that Obasanjo had done more for Nigeria than Tinubu and Buhari combined.
“Bola, you are insulting a man who has done more for Nigeria than you and Buhari combined. Has Buhari, who you are insulting Obasanjo for, insulted any Northerner? Buhari won’t insult a Northerner because of a Tinubu. Yet, you insult Obj, your brother. Afonja did it before you, hoping that Alimi will make him king. Where did he end up? I prophesy that you will NEVER achieve what Obasanjo has achieved,” Omokri said.
But other commentators expressed various views on the issue. While some supported Tinubu’s position, others faulted him for attacking Obasanjo.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its presidential mega rally, earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 9 in Abuja.
In a statement issued by the director, media and publicity, PDP presidential campaign organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday, February 9, in Abuja, PDP said the decision followed the refusal to grant the party venue for the rally.
Ologbondiyan said that the party had earlier scheduled its Lagos Mega Rally for the Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday, before the All Progressives Congress (APC) came up with the same date “forcing PDP campaign to opt for Abuja.