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Obasanjo Has Turned Himself Into Doomsday Prophet For Nigeria – Arewa

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Obasanjo Has Turned Himself Into Doomsday Prophet For Nigeria – Arewa

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Wednesday berated Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for always proclaiming doomsday, predicting upheaval and bloodbath in the country.

Rising from a news conference in Kaduna, the northern umbrella body said such prediction by Obasanjo had diminished his acclaimed status as a patriot and nationalist.

The body was reacting to a letter written by Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari, in which he drew his attention to wanton insecurity in the country, saying that the nation was heading towards the precipice if urgent actions were not taken to remedy the situation.

National Publicity Secretary, ACF, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim accused Obasanjo of deliberately attempting to cause division and acrimony along religious, ethnic and regional lines in the country.

“ACF appreciates the freedom of expression and the right to hold opinion on all issues as guaranteed by our constitution by individuals or groups as long as it’s within the confines of the law. The Forum therefore believed that Chief Obasanjo used this privilege to raise the issues which mostly borders on insecurity in his latest letter.

“It must, however, be noted that the issues are not new to Nigerians as he had raised them in his previous open letters to the President, so also other Nigerians in different fora.

“All the same, in exercising our right to comment on the letter, it is our candid opinion that Chief Obasanjo, being a former President and an elder statesman who has unfettered access to the President, should use a better and most civilized way of communicating his views to a sitting president rather than going public to create unnecessary scene and try to bring down the roof,” he said.

According to him, Obasanjo had turned himself into “Cassandra-in-chief for Nigeria, always proclaiming doomsday, predicting upheaval and bloodbath, which to say the least has diminished his acclaimed status as a patriot and nationalist. As far as the ACF and indeed the North is concerned, Chief Obasanjo lacks the moral standing to make any damning statements against any government considering his antecedents while at the helm of affairs as President.

“His statements and comments on national issues are neither driven by altruism nor by patriotism, but sheer self-aggrandizement. What, we must ask, motivates Chief Obasanjo’s current divisive activities? His recent outburst on ‘Islamization’, Fulanization’, and ‘Northernization’ are clearly calculated at causing division and acrimony along religious, ethnic and regional lines, which is most unfortunate.

“The former President knows more than any other Nigerian that there is no such thing as Islamization or Fulanization in the North’s agenda. Enemies of the North chose to propagate such negative narratives only with the view to causing disharmony among undiscerning Nigerians. Unfortunately many, including the highly educated and politically sophisticated elites have unwittingly fallen into the trap of believing in Obasanjo and his ilk.”

He also frowned at the negative stereotyping of Fulani herdsmen and the deliberate and mischievous association of any criminal act to them, saying that “we find the assertion that every crime committed in, especially the southern part of the country, as being committed by Fulani herdsmen, irresponsible and deliberately aimed at achieving some certain diabolical objectives.

“The narration that every criminal, armed robbers and kidnappers are Fulani herdsmen because a Fulani man is at helm of affairs is a dangerous precedent which has to stop. Criminals must be regarded as criminals without giving them any ethnic, religious or regional coloration. ACF therefore calls on groups and individuals who engage in such narratives to rise above such pettiness. We must realize that insurgency, banditry, kidnappings and armed robbery are our common enemies. We must join hands in finding a lasting solution to the menace.”

Ibrahim said the forum agreed that the country was currently facing dire security challenges, but said that the challenges were the result of cumulative failures of past administrations, saying, however, that the federal government must be more decisive in dealing with the security challenges now being exploited by unpatriotic forces to forge their evil agenda of destabilizing the country.

“The president, more than ever before, should rejig the nation’s security apparatus for effective performance. Furthermore, the Forum appeals to the Federal Government to employ both security and political solutions to the various challenges facing the nation,” he said.



  1. Patoya Michael

    July 24, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Obasanjo is more delusional than ever.

  2. Danti

    July 24, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Firstly, there is no such thing as Arewa! It is time for Hausas to gain independence from these vagabond called Fulanis. If there is no Fulanization and northernization, why are the top Federal agencies bossed by Fulanis and Hausas? Oluigbo(Obasanjo) is not a saint, but he surely knows what he is talking about. If the major tribes; Yoruba, Igbo and Hausas are not weak or stupid, why are these Fulanis pushing us around? The Hausas need to fight back and take their land back from these human dreg, and scums that has besmirched the country name.

  3. iron bar

    July 25, 2019 at 1:58 AM

    some truth in it..He created the mess..He approved sharia and gave them wings to fly,he always wanted a northerner to succeed.He foisted on us prez yardua who vehemently refused such request to become a president.He support buhari in 2015 against gdluck and now playing holier than thou now pretending to be a pdp carrying member.
    obj has been frolicking with the same people who incarcerated him in prison and same group is now blasting him.
    na only God or revolu.. will deliver us from the shackles of these evil retired generals.

  4. DB

    July 25, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    The selfishness of one man called Obasanjo led he nation to where it is today but that being said, the letter was nothing but the truth and it will be in the interest of the south to be on the alert against these barbarians.

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