The All Progressives Congress ( APC) said it needed time to study the statement, saying it will only respond to the former President’s letter after carefully studying it.
The Nation gathered that the content of the letter was discussed at a National Working Committee of the party which was ongoing at the time the statement by the former President was made public.
After an initial WhatsApp message which reads “will respond on this platform asap” National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji said in a short WhatsApp message: “the APC has asked to be given the opportunity to study the statement. We will respond appropriately afterwards.”
In the said letter, the former President outrightly said that the current administration of President Buhari and his party, All Prigressives Congress (APC) has failed, asking the President not to contest for a second term in office.
Also, the National Secretary of Action Democratic Party (ADP), James Okoroma said former Chief Obasanjo was right, adding that the former the former President has set the stage for what he described as a new Nigeria.
Okoroma said: “Obasanjo has set the stage for a new Nigeria. The damage caused by the Buhari Government is enormous and we must endeavour to rebuild our Country. The former President made it clear in his statement that the Buhari government is a monumental failure.
“According to Obasanjo, Buhari cannot be credited with any achievement in any sector: Security, education, economy, national cohesion and infrastructural development. Never have we been as divided as we are today.
“Obasanjo’s description of Buhari as clannish and nepotistic is apt and appropriate. Buhari’s lopsided appointments in favour of his Fulani kinsmen, makes him unworthy of leading other Nigerians. Buhari remains a disappointment to the Nation. His lack of capacity, vindictiveness, narrow mindedness and shallow understanding of global politics, make him a bad choice for the future of Nigeria.
“Obasanjo has thrown the challenge to all Nigerians. He has even volunteered to be part of a Coalition for a new Nigeria. This government is evil and must give way. In fact, the day I saw the stomach of a pregnant woman ripped open by Fulani Herdsmen in Benue, was the day I knew that God had terminated Buhari’s government spiritually. The physical termination of the life of this government has begun with the new activism championed by Obasanjo.”