By Salisu Sani-Idris
Mr Haruna Okatahi, Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Caucus, has suggested former President Olusegun Obasanjo to channel his strategies to President Muhammadu Buhari privately as a substitute of creating it public.
Okatahi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) , on Wednesday in Abuja, stated Obasanjo as an elder statesman, ought to all the time search acceptable technique of speaking to the presidency somewhat than going to the media.
Obasanjo in an announcement on Tuesday titled “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, suggested Buhari to not search re-election in 2019.
Obasanjo additionally slammed Buhari for his “poor understanding” of Nigeria’s social-political dynamics, saying his management had widened division and inequality within the nation.
Okatahi recommended Obasanjo for making good observations on sure nationwide points that wanted President‘s consideration.
The youth chief, nevertheless, urged Obasanjo to respect the constitutional rights of President Buhari on in search of re-election.
He stated that solely Nigerians may determine whether or not Buhari deserves a second time period or in any other case, stressing that by the nation’s structure, Buhari was certified to hunt re-election.
Okatahi stated the achievements recorded by Buhari’s Administration would clear all doubts about whether or not he deserved second time period or not.
The APC youth chief stated that the Buhari-led administration had recorded great progress within the space of safety and the warfare in opposition to corruption which was being applauded worldwide.
He stated that earlier than the inception of Buhari administration, Nigerians had been residing on their nerves and all the nation was nearly barricaded due to the each day Boko Haram assaults on harmless individuals.
Okatahi stated with the higher outfitted and extra motivated safety personnel underneath Buhari, the Boko Haram had been crippled that they not had the potential to take and occupy territory.
He recalled that President Buhari marketing campaign was on three broad areas–struggle in opposition to corruption, safety and financial diversification.
According to him, Buhari is making regular progress on the three focus areas and he has not completed his 4 years time period.
“Therefore, it is very unfair for Obasanjo to score Buhari low in these three focal areas because he still has time to complete his tenure.”
Okatahi suggested President Buhari to empower APC chieftains by giving them extra appointments to allow them to contribute meaningfully to the success of his administration.