2023: Obasanjo’s hands stained with innocent blood, unfit to advise Nigerian youth

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The Patriotic Youth Front of Nigeria (PYFN) says it is not surprised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s purported endorsement of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

According to the group, Obasanjo’s hands are stained with innocent blood, which makes him unfit to advise the young people on whom to vote for president.

A statement signed by its President, Dr. Maxwell Ogar, said Obasanjo lacks the moral right to endorse any candidate owing to his devious double standard.

“Being a habitual rabble-rouser and the precursor of Nigeria’s ongoing challenges – socio-economic, security, and political – Obasanjo does not merit the slightest response from anyone but for the necessity of addressing his attempt at rewriting history and beatify himself as the hero of Nigeria’s eventual triumph when in reality the former president symbolizes everything that ails our dear nation. For the records, PYFN has deemed it necessary to clarify issues as a non-political entity.

“It is, therefore, necessary to categorically state that Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi is rather a disservice to the upcoming national politician instead of being a boost because there is ample evidence that whatever this erstwhile civilian dictator lays his hands upon turns to dust. His endorsement of the OBIdient brand has consequently doomed the Peter Obi candidacy as Obasanjo’s track record of satanic evil will haunt the LP candidate’s presidential bid.

“Furthermore, we find it necessary to call out former President Obasanjo for his devious double standard and attempt to scam Nigerians as to his true identity. The same Obasanjo, who ceremonially shredded his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) membership card as he swore off politics, has now appointed himself the Labour Party’s chief marketer. In his characteristic double-faced penchant, he has joined the political fray while masquerading as an elder statesman whereas the saying in 2 Peter 2:22 “Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud,” is true.

“In terms of double standards, we find it antithetical that a former president who massacred indigenous populations in Odi, Bayelsa State, and Zaki- Biam, Benue State is now the one posturing to guide the Nigerian youth. He is unfit for such a role and should desist from insulting the intelligence of Nigerians. It is instructive that neither Odi nor Zaki-Biam committed terrorist acts as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) with its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) is doing today, yet the mass murderer Obasanjo endorsed a Peter Obi, who is a known patron of the murderous group.

“We want to draw Obasanjo’s attention to the fact that his preferred ‘mentee’ Peter Obi is an unrepentant supporter of the irredentist IPOB/ESN whose terrorists are killing innocent Nigerians daily. As someone who wants to be a Nigerian President, Obi has not for once condemned the horrendous activities of IPoB/ESN, instead, he structured his campaign schedule in the southeast to align with a damaging sit-at-home declared by the terrorists. Does Obasanjo not know that Peter Obi is an apologist and patron of Biafra agitation?

“We also wonder if Obasanjo is unaware of Peter Obi’s ethno-sectarian bigotry that saw him only favouring Catholics and his clan members as the governor of Anambra state. If Obasanjo was unaware of this ugly side of his “mentee” then he definitely cannot play the ostrich in the ugly matter of the expose in the Pandora Papers, including how Obi invested Anambra state’s money in his family business. These behaviours certainly are at variance with thgeria that the youth are yearning for.

“Given Obi’s track record as a serial liar, whose every utterance has to be fact-checked, we now understand that these are ugly traits he picked up from Obasanjo, his mentor. With the experience of how Obasanjo gifted our commonwealth and national assets to himself, family, associates, and cronies, we reject his proxy, Peter Obi, whom he wants to complete the theft of Nigeria and the conversion of the country into a personal estate.”

The group, therefore, advised Obasanjo to first wash his hands clean of the blood of the innocent before attempting to teach the youth how to elect their leaders.

It urged Peter Obi to seek and learn from a humane mentor before returning to attempt to be Nigeria’s president as the man he currently holds as his mentor is too evil to have any electoral value.