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Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari: Seun Kuti says Obasanjo not qualified to speak for Nigerians

(Last Updated On: January 25, 2018)

Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has condemned in totality the letter written by former Nigeria’s president Olusegun Obasanjo, who advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest in the 2019 General Elections.

Seun, son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, said Obasanjo should be in jail for his corrupt practices as a former military leader and “has no right to speak for Nigerians.”

Obasanjo had written President Buhari in a lengthy letter, in which he says it’d be honourable for the latter not to contest the Presidential Election coming up in 2019 because his administration has failed to solve Nigeria’s problems.

In an epic letter Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the former president said, “The lice of poor performance in government – poverty, insecurity, poor economic management, nepotism, gross dereliction of duty, condonation of misdeed – if not outright encouragement of it, lack of progress and hope for the future, lack of national cohesion and poor management of internal political dynamics and widening inequality – are very much with us today.”

Seun Kuti known for his criticism lamented the level of corruption and injustice perpetrated by Obasanjo and other military leaders without prosecution.

“When black people have no code how can we develop our culture? How many letters did u write to abacha? If there was justice in this land, na only civilians dey corrupt? When will there be justice against the military elites at the top of the gangster corruption machine called Nigeria.

“When will Obasanjo. IBB. Buhari. Ty danjuma and the rest of them face justice for their atrocities? He wrote on his Instagram page.

“I mean people who should be inside the darkest part of jail are bold enough to speak for the people? A people they have robbed and maimed and killed for sixty years. #oneday!”

Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari is still generating praises and criticisms on the social media. While some praised Obasanjo for being courageous to tell Buhari, a former military dictator the truth, others believed that Obasanjo was part of Nigeria’s greatest problems, who failed to address fundamental problems facing Nigeria, when he’s a civilian president from 1999 to 2007.

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