A pan-Yoruba gathering, Yoruba Youth Forum, has complimented previous President
Olusegun Obasanjo for pardoning ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of his past slip-ups.
The gathering likewise praised Obasanjo for embracing Atiku, who is the presidential competitor of the PDP, for the 2019 general races.
The YYF said by forgiving Atiku, Obasanjo had shown himself as a genuine leader, adding that it believed that the former President’s move was in the country’s interest because “the majority of Nigerians are already tired of the APC-led government which has failed to deliver despite the massive supports by Nigerians.”
It said this in a statement by its Chairman, Olusegun Bolarinwa.
The YYF said, “We want to specifically thank former President Olusegun Obasanjo for finally accepting the apology of his former deputy in the interest of Nigerians.
“Many Nigerian voted for the APC because they thought the party would be able to improve their lives but today the party has made a mess of every sector of our national life.
“The economy today is in a total mess. During the electioneering period, President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, APC, made promises which many of us believed.
“Some of us believed in those promises not because we were fools but because those promises came from Buhari, a man we once vouched for his integrity.
“But today, Mr President, none of those promises has been fulfilled. Nigeria has fared badly under President Buhari.”
The Yoruba group said that under Buhari, the nation’s economy had become “a ravaging bull running amok and has defied any solution from the government.”
“Majority of Nigerians have become hopeless in the face of the economic hardship that has plagued the nation since Buhari took over the mantle of leadership of this great nation.
“The vicious cycle of poverty now engulfs the masses to a level of suffocation,” the group added.