Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
In a 13-page letter, Obasanjo said President Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably, in quote “dismount from the horse” to join the league of the country’s former leaders whose “experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the side line for the good of the country.”
The two-term president said he felt disappointed by Buhari, whom he supported during the 2015 election over then incumbent and candidate of his former party, Goodluck Jonathan.
Though, Buhari has not publicly declared interest in the 2019 election, indications are clear that he’s interested in seeking reelection.
While praising Buhari for his effort in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency and his fight against corruption, Obasanjo said Buhari has failed in other areas where he had thought he would be efficient.
Read full letter here –