Former President Dr Olusegun Obasanjo has finally responded to claims that Buhari is a new “Buhari from Sudan.”
According to him, he does not agree with the claims.
Obasanjo stated this while answering some questions in a virtual interview with historian Toyin Falola on Sunday.
He called on the president to fight banditry and other crimes in the country, especially from the northern part of Nigeria.
“I thought I knew President Buhari because he worked with me. But I used to ask people, is it that I didn’t read him well or read him properly or is it that he has changed from the Buhari I used to know? I don’t join the people who say we have a new Buhari from Sudan and all that nonsense.”
“I know what I believed his limitations were, and I’ve written about it-he wasn’t strong in economics, not all of us are strong in anything, but you have to have enough knowledge about it to guide affairs. He wasn’t particularly strong in foreign policy, but I thought he was strong enough in the military.”
“But with what I’ve seen now, I think maybe he’ll think of a legacy. Maybe he’ll also learn from what’s happened recently. When you’re the commander in chief and banditry is taking place in your backyard, you have to wake up.”