Olusegun Obasanjo ‘Jonathan has mismanaged Nigeria,’ Ex-President says

Obasanjo made the remark on Sunday, May 24, 2015, during a meeting with delegation of South-West women leaders who paid him a courtesy visit in his Abeokuta, Ogun State home.

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has again criticized incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan saying that he has mismanaged Nigeria.

Obasanjo made the remark on Sunday, May 24, 2015, during a meeting with delegation of South-West women leaders who paid him a courtesy visit in his Abeokuta, Ogun State home.

“The country had been poorly managed in the last eight years and it would take some time for Buhari’s government to correct the anomalies. But I want to tell him not to be frightened,” the former President said.

“What I would say is that we should all put our minds at rest. He (Buhari) is someone that will perform but we must exercise patience because what has been destroyed for eight years cannot be undone overnight,” he added.

“But like the Chinese proverb which says the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step, it is not only the first step (that matters) but the first step in the right direction because if you take a wrong step, you’re not likely to get to the destination,” Obasanjo said.

The former leader has been openly critical of Jonathan in recent times and earlier compared the President’s regime to that of former dictator, Sani Abacha.

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