Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, has cried out that President Muhammadu Buhari plans to arrest him.
I consider it the mother of all false alarms: Buhari lacks motivation for such an action.
But according to Obasanjo’s June 6 statement, which was signed by an aide, the plan arises from “(Buhari’s) desperation to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into abandoning his divine mandate to protect the rights of the people to better life and living” because of Obasanjo’s indictment of his administration in January. Expressing disgust with Buhari’s abysmal performance in office, Obasanjo had urged him not to seek re-election. Ordinarily, Obasanjo’s status as a statesman ought to be enough for him to speak out on matters of national interest. But having squandered that, he now mistakes his six-month old university diploma for God’s very mandate. Read more