Obasanjo to Buhari: You must act before it too late
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigeria is on the edge of a cliff and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to act now before it is two late.
In a statement he issued on Wednesday, a day after soldiers shot at peaceful young protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos, Obasanjo said “We are in a critical moment in this crisis and Mr. President must act now before it is two late. This time demands leadership and mature leadership at such.”
The former President therefore appealed to President Buhari as President and commander in chief to restrain the military and other security agencies from using brute force as a way of ending the ongoing protest against police brutality across the country. Noting that, “This is yet another moment when our nation is on the edge of a cliff,” the former President said, “Our individual and collective actions now and in the next few days will determine where we will go as a nation. May God help us in taking the right steps in the right direction”.