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Buhari has achieved more than what Obasanjo did in eight years – Prof. Sagay

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Mudassir Ibrahim
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved more that what the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo did in eight years.

Reacting to Mr Obasanjo’s recent treatise on the state of the nation, Mr Sagay said the former president has no right to run down the Buhari administration by writing open letters.

“I want to make a clear statement that in my view, what the Buhari government has achieved in two and half years is far more than what Obasanjo achieved in eight years,” Mr Sagay, a professor of Law, told Channels Television in a telephone interview.

“He (Obasanjo) has no right to start writing public letters and running down other governments simply because he’s no longer the one in power.”

Mr Sagay believes Mr Obasanjo lacks the moral right to offer such advice to the President, noting that it is coming from the wrong source.

“My immediate reaction is that it sounds very ill in the mouth of the person who sought three terms of presidency to demand that the person who has not even sought a second term to abort any idea of doing the second term.

“That advice is coming from the wrong source; he has no moral right to give that advice,” he added.

The former president, in the 13-page statement issued on Tuesday, advised Mr Buhari not to seek re-election.

Mr Obasanjo also called for a new movement to salvage Nigeria from its challenges.

He said the present government has failed, especially in one of the areas it pitched as its ‘key point of action’ when it assumed office – the anti-corruption fight.

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