OBASANJO SENDS STRONG MESSAGE TO TINUBU AFTER NIGERIANS DEMAND HIS EXIT

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OBASANJO SENDS STRONG MESSAGE TO TINUBU AFTER NIGERIANS DEMANDED HIS EXIT

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that while Nigeria is a complex nation, governing it is not overly challenging.

During the inauguration of the presidential lodge at the Osun State Government House, Oke- Fia, Osogbo, alongside Governor Ademola Adeleke and former governor Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Sunday, May 12, Obasanjo emphasized that effective governance hinges on leaders’ honesty and Integrity.

He remarked, “In my experience, Nigeria is a complex country, but it is not difficult to govern. One might similarly argue that Osun State is a complex state, yet not challenging to govern.

“Being truthful to your conscience, the people, and to God is paramount. One’s character and reputation should reflect integrity, honesty, and diligence. When there is transparency, darkness dissipates in the face of light.

Obasanjo’ s remarks follow a trend on social media platform X where some Nigerians have started using #TinubuMustGo to express their dissatisfaction with the current socio- economic situation, attributing it to President Bola Tinubu’s unsuccessful economic policies.

Previously, Adetokunbo Pearse, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Presidential Campaign Council, had described President Bola Tinubu as merely a bookkeeper.

Pearse criticized Tinubu’s economic policies, particularly regarding the removal of petrol subsidies, labeling them as disastrous.

During an appearance on a Channels TV program on Monday, Pearse stated that Nigerians were eager to understand the actual landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol.

He suggested that instead of risking economic harm through complete subsidy removal, President Tinubu should have thoroughly investigated the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, regarding the fluctuating landing costs.In a series of tweets by Nigerian users on X, regret was expressed over voting for Tinubu in the 2023 general election.

  • Dons Eze

    DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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