My criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari administration was not borne out of hatred says Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
I criticised the Buhari government because I’m ‘his boss and has no personal beef with the president’, he said.
My criticism on the programmes and policy of the present administration was to ensure that things were done accordingly.
This was stated on Tuesday during an event to mark his 82nd birthday anniversary held at the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
“Buhari; there is nothing personal between me and him. I am his boss, with all due respect my point is that I have been in that position longer than any Nigerian will ever be there. The motive of the criticism was to deepen democracy and ensure economic growth and development of the nation.
“You see that in a democracy, to criticise a policy of government is not a family affair; even if it is my brother that is there and is not doing the things that I believe he should do, he must be criticised, this is what democracy is all about. So, if I say anybody in government in Nigeria or any government in Africa is not doing well, let that government prove that it is doing well; it is not taking things personally,” he emphasized
He further added that those who keep quiet in an environment where there is not development are accomplices in the crime.