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Muhammadu Buhari “Run far from Obasanjo,” ex-Senator warns President-elect

Rowland Owie, a former Senate Chief Whip, also urged Buhari to deliver on all promises made to the Nigerian people.

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President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in Lagos on April 7, 2015. play

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in Lagos on April 7, 2015.

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A former Nigerian Senator has urged President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Rowland Owie, a former Senate Chief Whip, also urged Buhari to deliver on all promises made to the Nigerian people.

Owie made the comments via a statement released on Thursday, April 16, in Benin City, Edo State.

It reads:

“To Buhari, I thank God for you, but you must deliver on your promises and also build on what President Goodluck Jonathan did. Above all, you must run far from Obasanjo. If he can't control your government, he will fight you.”

“He has done it to all former Presidents of Nigeria and even against MKO Abiola who was not sworn in. Never discuss with Obasanjo unless you have at least two of your aides present.”

“Half way into the tenure of President Jonathan, Obasanjo started trouble making by naming presidential and vice-presidential candidates. First it was Governor Sule Lamido as president and Governor Rotimi Amaechi as his deputy. A respectable Lamido, a founding father of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP while Obasanjo was in prison, was being urged to fight PDP.”

Obasanjo has publicly supported Buhari and endorsed him for the Presidency after severely criticizing incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

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