Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term as insulting.
Reacting to the development, Sagay in a statement urged Obasanjo, who he said sought for third term, to show Buhari some respect.
He said: “I saw Obasanjo’s comments and I could not believe my eyes, that a man who tried to get a third term is discouraging someone else from getting a second term. It doesn’t make sense.
“I think Obasanjo should try and respect other people. He has achieved a lot. He is a great man and I respect him. But he should learn to respect other people and think of them as being, at least, as good as himself.
“I think it is insulting for a man who wanted third term to tell somebody else not to want second term. It is most inappropriate, and for a former head of state to say so is most improper.”
Also, a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, and leader of the National Intervention Movement (NIM) Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) agreed with Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari saying President had nothing more to offer.
Agbakoba said: “It (Obasanjo’s call) is a great idea as Buhari hasn’t anything left to offer. We at the Third Force will build a new coalition to take power.”