Stop complaining, you were elected to clean the mess, Obasanjo fires Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has come after President Muhammadu Buhari for lamenting over mess created by previous administrations, saying he was elected to clean the mess.


Obasanjo remained one of his staunchest supporters, visiting him repeatedly and publicly defending most of his actions.

But speaking in Lagos Wednesday, Obasanjo advised President Buhari to stop dwelling on the past, saying since he was elected to change the country, he should concentrate on clearing the mess he inherited.

Delivering the keynote at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture, Obasanjo lashed at the Buhari administration for repeatedly lumping the country’s three previous administrations together and then accusing them of mis-governance.

“Now that we have had change because the actors and the situation needed to be changed, let us move forward to have progress through a comprehensive economic policy and programme that is intellectually, strategically and philosophically based,” Mr. Obasanjo said.

The former president also criticised plans by Buhari to take about $30billion loan to fix critical administration.



  1. Obasanjo should support Foshola for Presidency in 2017, if Buhari failed to clean the mess. We need integrity, principle and hardworking fellow, not political, religious or tribal dogmatic.

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