A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Ovo Ofigo, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to lose sleep over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to him, and to rather see it as a wake up call to live up to his campaign promises and expectations of Nigerians.
Ofigo who is the National Coordinator of the Buhari Solidarity Movement (BSM), gave the advice in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state, calling on President Buhari to see Obasanjo’s letter as a welcome and healthy development.
In the statement titled: “Failure is an opportunity for determined people to succeed,” he charged President Buhari to remain focused and used the remaining years of his administration to focus on doing what made Nigerians to vote for him in 2015, urging him not to forgo his ambition of running for a second term if he is convinced within himself to contest.
He said: “The recent letter of former President Obasanjo to President Buhari is a welcome development. The letter among other things adjudged President Buhari as a failure in governance. Failure is an opportunity for determined people to succeed. Thus, President Buhari is determined of having a second term, then he has to take the former president’s outburst as a welcome and healthy development.”
While saying that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s outburst will definitely contribute more than 40% to President Buhari’s electoral fortunes in 2019, he added: “President Buhari should not forgo his second term ambition. Instead he should study critically the Obasanjo’s outburst and make amends.”
Ofigo argued that if power and energy are properly put in place, every other thing will follow-including sound economy that Obasanjo himself will vote for Buhari in 2019.
He also appealed to Nigerians to give President Buhari ten calendar months to give us the desired change stressing that,”He should be encouraged to transform Nigeria.”
The former National treasurer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a patriotic Nigerian who loves Nigeria and President Buhari adding that,”He wants Buhari to succeed.”
“i appeal to President Buhari to invite Ex-President Obasanjo for a round table talk. Obasanjo is not an enemy. He has spurred Buhari and those of us(The Apostles) to be ready to work harder in te days ahead.”