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Obasanjo 'Buhari not grounded in economy, foreign affairs,' OBJ says

He said that his successor, late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, campaigned for continuity, but he abandoned some of the things his (Obasanjo) administration erected.

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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Muhammadu Buhari does not have a deep understanding of the economy but commended him for his anti-corruption crusade and his war against Boko Haram.

According to The Nation, Obasanjo stated this at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, during a conference on African Development.

“PMB served under me and I know him a little bit. He hasn’t deviated from what I knew him for. Actually he is not a perfect man, indeed no leader can be perfect,” Obasanjo was quoted as saying.

“Buhari might not be grounded in both the economy and foreign affairs, he is doing well in fighting Boko Haram and in his anti-corruption crusade.

“I am very optimistic as far as Nigeria is concerned because we have somebody that will do it well as president," he said.

Obasanjo also blamed some of the problems the country is facing on the failure of past administrations to continue some good policies he initiated when he was president.

He said that his successor, late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, campaigned for continuity, but he abandoned some of the things his (Obasanjo) administration erected when he came into power.

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Speaking on the procurement of 36 cars for senators, the former president said it is "absolute nonsense, after being given money for cars and house allowances‎, yet they still appropriated special funds for car purchase.”

He stated that if he had the opportunity to rewrite the Nigerian constitution, he would change some things.

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