By Shola Abayomi.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and age-long critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted the President’s query seeking an explanation
from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for his absence at the June 12 democracy celebration.
President Buhari, in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, yesterday, stated that Obasanjo owes Nigerians an explanation on why he shunned the event.
He said, “The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, owes an answer to Nigerians on his absence from the 2019 Presidential inauguration and Democracy Day celebration because the claim that he was not invited or he did not receive an invitation cannot be sustained.
“Since the claim was first made, elements in the polity that have deliberately and consistently been trying to lead the country toward polarization have cashed in on it, throwing all manner of rubbish at the Buhari Presidency.”
Responding to Garba Shehu, Fani- Kayode said, “The Presidency should stop its whining about Baba Obasanjo’s failure to attend the Democracy Day celebration. They are behaving like a spoilt child that was stood up on its first date. Why would OBJ celebrate Democracy Day with an election-rigger and a tyrant who stole a mandate?”
“Why would ANY former Head of State or President attend? Apart from OBJ, @GEJonathan, Gen. Gowon, Gen. Babangida and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar ALL boycotted the event as did virtually the entire world. Doesn’t @MBuhari get the message? No-one regards you or takes you seriously,” the former minister added.