By Ignatius Okorocha
Less than 24 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo blasted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for non-performance, the South East Senate Caucus has said OBJ’s scathing remarks were clear vindication of its position on the lopsided nature of the incumbent government.
The Caucus said that it was not shocked that Nigeria has been labelled a�?Buharia��s countrya�? following the Presidenta��s line of appointments.
The Leader of the Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, , said in Abuja on Wednesday that they had warned against the danger of a�?the nepotic nature of the administration, but unfortunately, many Nigerians looked the other way.a�?
Abaribe said that the South East Senators made it clear that a�?20 years is not eternity, that the government will come to an end one day and with every indication the government has come to end.a�?
The Abia South Senator insisted that a�?what former President Obasanjo said, is what we have said and predicted long ago.a�?
He reiterated that no one should be surprised over the development or the shape of the political appointments made by Buhari.
a�?To be fair to him, the President made himself clear during his state visit to the United States of America, with his now unfortunate theory of 95 per cent and five per cent reward for support.
a�?The whole thing has come to bear negatively on the entire country and ever body is now shouting but we predicted what is going on,a�? he said.
Abaribe noted that the Senators also said that a�?it could be the style of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). That is to say, that the party may have chosen as a style, to run a government that encourages alienation of a sizeable portion of its people, as well as one that promotes exclusivity.
a�?Every political party has its style, like the Peoplea��s Democratic Party (PDP) that adopted its own style of running an inclusive national government, which reflected the true character and national outlook of the Nigerian people. The PDPa��s style was inclusivity not minding the voting pattern of any section of the country or where its support base was derived.
a�?For any party, there should not be any political barrier or alienation of any constituent part, because after elections the President is the President and father of all Nigerians irrespective of political leaning,a�? he said.
By Ignatius Okorocha