By Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata
Former Abia Governor, Dr Orji Kalu, has defended President Muhammadu Buhari, following Tuesday’s letter by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, on the state of the nation.
It can be recalled that Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Buhari criticising his poor dealing with of the financial system and advising him to not contest the 2019 presidential election.
Kalu advised newsmen on the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos, that Obasanjo lacked the ethical proper to touch upon such nationwide points.
He famous that Buhari’s authorities could also be gradual in taking crucial choices, however had performed effectively in tackling corruption, recalling excessive degree of graft within the 16 years that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated Nigeria.
Kalu mentioned Buhari had recorded modest achievements in his two-and-half-years tenure, which necessitates his re-election.
The former governor listed the graduation of labor on the Second Niger Bridge and different interventions within the financial system as a few of Buhari’s feats.
“I’m not going to speak about former President Obasanjo’s letter as a result of I’m going to make some consultations with the United States, Germany, China and the United Kingdom, then I’ll come again and communicate on that letter.
“I feel Obasanjo’s letter will not be in the most effective curiosity of Nigeria. I don’t need to reply him as a result of I’ve given you instance instances with out quantity.
“There are three specific roads Obasanjo refused to construct when he was the president of Nigeria; Port Harcourt-Okigwe-Umuahia-Enugu expressway which is being constructed now by the Buhari administration.
“Another one is the Enugu-Awka-Onitsha Expressway. It is being constructed now by the Buhari administration. Obasanjo didn’t construct it.
“Then there’s the Onitsha-Owerri-Aba Expressway. The Buhari administration is constructing it now.
“Between Obasanjo and Buhari who ought to I name my buddy in actual phrases? So Buhari is my buddy; so he’s a greater President.
“I don’t wish to reply that letter because the former president has no morals that should qualify him to write that letter,” he mentioned.
According to Kalu, Nigerians have additionally not forgotten the $16 billion wasted on constructing energy crops by the Obasanjo administration which yielded no end result.
He mentioned it will subsequently be unfair to the South East, South South and South Western elements of Nigeria to not assist the second time period bid of Buhari.
He nevertheless suggested Buhari to talk on safety points in Nigeria as a result of it was threatening the material of socio-economic cohesion of the nation.
Kalu mentioned the problem of herdsmen/farmers conflict was lingering in some states as a result of their governors lacked the capability to deal with the state of affairs.