Your Opinion Can’t Be Taken to Be The Truth, Presidency Tells Obasanjo

The Presidency has said that former president Olusegun Obasanjo is not a neutral person concerning the state of the nation.

It could be recalled that Obasanjo recently wrote another letter on the state of the nation, saying it is driving towards anarchy

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina faulted Obasanjo in an interview with THE CREST online newspaper, saying his political position, and opinion cannot be taken as the gospel truth any longer.

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He added that political Fulani herdsmen were on a rampage to de-market the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

While stating that Nigeria will not break because “it is very solid, it will remain solid”, the presidential aide said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not failing.

“Whatever former President Obasanjo says now cannot be taken as neutral. It cannot be taken as something from a disinterested party because he has a political position where he anchors everything he says. His opinion then cannot be taken as the gospel truth any longer.

“It can only be the opinion of one man and he has the right to that opinion.”

Speaking on security, Adesina who nsisted that the security situation in the country is better than the case in 2015 pointed that Buhari has made a “big difference” in addressing security challenges nationwide.

“No doubt, there are security challenges in the country, but are things better than 2015? Yes, things are better than 2015.

“In 2015, do you know how many bombs went off daily in this country? Yes, daily! And with scores dead in different parts of the country!

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“It happened in the North-East; happened in the North-West; happened in the North-Central. Abuja, the federal capital, was not immune from it. But, that has largely been reduced.

“You hardly hear of those bombs going off again because the government has made a big difference. Now, we have challenges in other areas-kidnapping, armed banditry, armed robbery, and all that. Yes, there are challenges but government exists to solve challenges. And this government is doing its best to solve the challenges.”

“People also exaggerate things for political reasons. We are not saying those challenges are not there. Of course, they are there.”

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