Atiku: Pro-Buhari Group Disagrees With Obasanjo Over Election TribunalFeatured, Latest News, News Monday, March 25th, 2019
From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) Enugu State chapter has disagreed with ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo over a recent statement credited to him where he was quoted as saying that those insinuating that Atiku’s decision to head to court to challenge Buhari’s victory at the presidential election tribunal was an invitation to violence and coming from evil minds
Reacting to the statement Sunday via its Secretary, Barrister Godwin Onwusi, the group, said that those who advocates against tribunal were true friends of Atiku Abubakar.
According to Onwusi who is also the Secretary of Zikist/Buharist Movement (ZBM) South East, “For us in the BSO, the international community, patriots and eminent statesmen like His Excellency, Ibrahim Babangida and Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, who advised Atiku not to head to presidential election tribunal are better friends of Atiku than Obasanjo.
“They are better friends of Atiku, for advising him not to waste his time and resources. The truth is that Buhari contrary to Facebook or social media online analysis, which the Atiku camp relied upon, won the election.”
“Obasanjo should come to terms with reality, that Buhari has a uncommon treasure Vote-Bank of 12 million voters, whom since his first outing in 2003 presidential election had voted for him, and the voting repeated in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
“Apparently Obasanjo is unaware that majority of Buhari’s voters were not captured by social media and possibly is unaware that Buhari for the first time scored over 1 million in the South South and had 25% in Abia, Ebonyi and Imo states.”
“BSO is also concerned on Obi’s tirade that, “The only thing rigging does to a country is that it continues to keep incompetent people in office, and as a result rather than put energy in creating jobs to engage its teeming youths, it instead channels it trying to contain all sorts of vices and brigandage.”
“BSO’s understanding is that Obi is one of those who failed to reason that the day His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar was rigged was when the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum and PANDEF of the South South, adopted Atiku as their son, hence exercised him from his kinsmen and neighbour in the North East and North West respectively. Our tradition frowns at adoption of someone’s son without permission.”
“Can Obi tell Nigerians a better method of providing employment and diversifying our economy for growth, than the most ambitious and massive critical infrastructural development embarked upon by President Buhari?
“It is on record that Buhari has embarked on the construction of 5,000 kilometers of federal roads, 5,000 kilometers of Standard Gauge Rail lines, additional 5,000 megawatts of electricity and self sufficiency in food production. His re-election means continuity.”
BSO is therefore, at a loss on how Obasanjo came to the hate speech that, “Those who have conceived and are promoting the narrative that if Atiku Abubakar continues to seek legal redress, there will be violence, are evil minds looking for an excuse to unleash violence on Nigerians.
“At no time in the history has sustainable peace been built on theft, injustice and inequity. These merchants of chaos and violence should have no peace in any decent society.”
“BSO once more appeals to all those patriots and even bigots who wished to see Buhari’s back, to come terms to the truism that the 2019 presidential election had come and gone; therefore should as a matter of urgent national importance join hands with Mr President to move the country forward.
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