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Obasanjo lacks dignity –Sagay

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The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption , Prof Itse Sagay ( SAN ) , has criticised former President Olusegun Obasanjo for attacking President Muhammadu Buhari .Sagay , in a seven – page response titled ‘ Obasanjo and the Power Withdrawal Syndrome , ’ on Tuesday slammed Obasanjo ’ s “ boisterous , aggressive and hectoring attitude towards succeeding presidents ” .

He said with Obasanjo ’ s “ meddlesomeness , rude and uncouth attitude towards later heads of state , ” it was clear that he was addicted to “ a substance called power ” .

Sagay added , “ The status of an ex -president is one of quiet dignity , respect , discretion, decorum , discipline and restraint . Obasanjo does not have a single one of these qualities . We have had a number of former heads of state , namely , ( Yakubu ) Gowon , ( Shehu ) Shagari , ( Ibrahim ) Babangida , Abdulsalami Abubakar and ( Goodluck ) Jonathan .

“ These former heads of state have exercised discretion, restraint and self -discipline in relation to their successors, but not Obasanjo . Gowon was Obasanjo ’ s boss from 1966 to 1975 ( nine years ) . Not once did Gowon utter a public criticism of Obasanjo throughout his tenure from 1976 to 1979 and 1999 to 2007 .
“ The same thing applies to Abdulsalami Abubakar, who handed over power to Obasanjo in 1999 . Not a single word of public excoriation against Obasanjo was uttered by Abdulsalami Abubakar throughout Obasanjo ’ s eight years in power . Abubakar demonstrated only decorum and self- respect . ”

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