Following the comment credited to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, which was published in national dailies, that he was yet to officially join any of the political parties, a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has described such comment as one of Obasanjo’s publicity stunts to always distract Nigerians.
Kalu, however, has charged Nigerians not to take Obasanjo seriously, because he is a man who knows how to destroy Nigeria, while at the same time pretending to love the country.
The former governor, who is also the President of Slok Group, a world-wide business empire, has described Obasanjo as a turncoat and not a patriot he has always portrayed himself to be. Obasanjo is a man who would say that Nigeria needs ‘Do-tanks’ and not ‘Think-tanks’. But he would be quick to reverse his statement at any given point in time, when he sees any opportunity that calls for him to do so, Kalu says. Obasanjo does not speak brightly, but comically.
He wants people to laugh for him on even serious matters of discourse. Obasanjo wants the international community to see him as an innocent person, Kalu said at a public enlightenment programme on the electoral process, organised by the Organisation of Tadhamunul Muslimeen and the Ogun State chapter of The Muslim Congress and that the international community was watching us. Kalu said that Nigerians did not mind Obasanjo and his call on the international community, saying that whatever Nigeria has become today, Obasanjo made her. Obasanjo does not know how un-seriously people take him. Obasanjo’s posture and move to influence the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been rejected by many people.
Remember that a senator from Edo State is vehemently opposed to Obasanjo’s Think-tank report submitted to Buhari.
In response to Obasanjo, the lawmaker simply asked in a commentary “How can Obasanjo be preparing a blueprint for Buhari? A Bini parable says, ‘how can an impotent man get medicine for his brother, who suffers weak Attention?”
The senator regretted that some great Nigerians followed Obasanjo as members of the ‘Think-tank’ forgetting that he was the father of ‘do-or-die’ politics in Nigeria.
So, Kalu wondered, what is Obasanjo ‘Think-tanking’?