Mr. Tanko Yakasai, has berated Ex Nigeria president, Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo for writing an open to Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria president warning of imminent danger if he does not immediately address the rising insecurity in the country.
The founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), addressing journalists in Kano on Monday, said writing “unpatriotic” letters is a peculiar attitude of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He accused Obasanjo of written letters capable of causing crisis in the country.
He described the letter to have been written, not out of patriotism but for a selfish reason.
He pointed out how one of the letters the ex president wrote during the Sani Abacha era landed him in prison.
“The actions of General Olusegun Obasanjo are, indeed, an open invitation for disaster for this country with the kind of hate speeches and messages that are flying all over the country,” Yakasai said.
“I don’t see patriotism in General Obasanjo’s letters. In fact, all the letters written by General Obasanjo to all Military Heads of State and Presidents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are not guided by patriotic considerations.
“My experience with Nigerian political situation is that the top echelons of the Military are always fighting one another, either when in the service or when on retirement.
“It is from this angle that I always view most of the writings of General Olusegun Obasanjo to any military officer who is a Head of State or President in Nigeria as unpatriotic. Even the ones he wrote to former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and the late Umar Musa Yar’Adua were not patriotic. They were guided by selfish interest.
“General Obasanjo did it during Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida’s era. He did it during the late General Sani Abacha’s regime, which later resulted to accusations that he was trying to overthrow the government, which eventually led to his imprisonment.
“General Olusegun Obasanjo also wrote a number of letters during General Abdulsalami Abubakar’s regime; and he is still writing letters in this current presidency of General Muhammadu Buhari. So, this attitude of writing unpatriotic letters has been part of General Olusegun Obasanjo.”
“I am puzzled to read from that letter that General Olusegun Obasanjo is requesting or asking for the convocation of another National Conference at this critical moment in our national history,” he said.
“A National Conference, even if it is convened at this point in time cannot begin in peace and end in peace.”