Former Nigeria’s Minister of External Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, has asked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to retire from public appearances and go home to rest like former Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon and others.
Reacting to Obasanjo’s endorsement of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Peter Obi while featuring on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, Professor Akinyemi insisted that Obasanjo is not in the position to recommend a candidate for Nigerians.
He made it clear that Obasanjo is part of those who brought the country to ruin and ought to keep his political opinion to himself.
He advised the former president to go home and retire like Yakubu Gowon and Abdusallami Abubakar, who no longer meddle in the country’s affairs.
“Don’t let us spend this programme on General Obasanjo’s letter or ideas because some of us believe he also is part of the foundation of the problems that we have in this country.
“One of the things that I have said is once you have occupied that post of president and you have served your term, please go home and be like General Yakubu Gowon, be like General Abdulsalami Abubakar, just be quiet…and let others get on.
“But for you to create a problem for us and then you come back and present yourself as a problem solver, I find it difficult to swallow.
“I know some people say ‘ignore the messenger and just focus on the message’. I’m sorry, I am a political scientist, that doesn’t rob with me.”