Beware Of Obasanjo Senator Owie Tells Buhari

Beware of Obasanjo, Owie tells Buhari


Senator Rowland Owie, former Chief Whip of the Senate, has advised President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to avoid former President Olusegun Obasanjo, if he desires to succeed as Nigeria’s leader.

Owie, who gave the advice in a statement, yesterday in Benin City, Edo State, said: “To Buhari,  I thank God for you, but you must deliver on your promises and also build on what President Goodluck Jonathan did.  Above all, you must run far from Obasanjo. If he can’t control your government, he will fight you.

“He has done it to all former Presidents of Nigeria and even against MKO Abiola who was not sworn in.  Never discuss with Obasanjo unless you have at least two of your aides present.

“Half way into the tenure of President Jonathan,  Obasanjo started trouble making by naming presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

“Firs,t it was Governor Sule Lamido as president and Governor Rotimi Amaechi as his deputy. A respectable Lamido, a founding father of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP while Obasanjo was in prison, was being urged to fight PDP.”

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