A former governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for advising President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
Oshiomhole said Obasanjo was not in the right position to give such advice because the former President was not a known adviser to Buhari.
The former governor spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting the President behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Obasanjo had in a special press statement titled, ‘The Way Out: A clarion call for a Coalition for Nigeria Movement,” last week questioned Buhari’s competence to rule Nigeria further, advising him to forget his second term bid.
The former President told Buhari not to test the patience of Nigerians, advising him to consider a deserved rest after the completion of his first term.
But Oshiomhole said Obasanjo had no such power to advise the President.
He said, “I’m not sure when I see the list of the (President’s) advisers, that President Obasanjo is one of the advisers.
“I also recall with respect that the day President Obasanjo was inaugurating in some of his advisers, he did say that anybody who is his adviser can advise him, he will make his own decisions. I think that principle still stands.”READ MORE