Abraham Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written President Mohammadu Buhari declaring his support for a second term bid as Nigerian President.
In a letter to Festus Keyamu, Director of Strategic Communication , President Mohammadu Buhari Campaign, the younger Obasanjo said he took the personal decision to support Buhari’s reelection bid with ” sincerity and loyalty ” , saying he is available to contribute his quota to the cause.
Olujonwo said he took the decision to make the public declaration based on his conviction that the administration is laying a firm foundation for the growth and development of the country.
The position of the younger Obasanjo is in sharp contrast to that of father and the former president who in a number of open communications to President Buhari, urged him not to seek reelection on account of poor performance.
Abraham Obasanjo, in a two page attachment to his letter said the government is serious in its developmental trajectory and should be embraced and supported.
“The government is serious about development and has given new life to the steel industry and the Buhari administration is determined to industrialize the country and make her a producing nation, and the completion of the Ajokuta Steel complex, the Baro and Lokoja ports are examples.
“The present administration has sought to address our importation of petroleum products through the relocation of refineries these are a few examples, a whole book is needed to put the achievement and successes of the current administration in details” he said .
He said the Buhari administration has also made huge investment in education, health, agriculture, security, and road infrastructure to boost economic growth.
According to him ” the ingenuity of the administration in proffering solution to problems is commendable ” noting that no human or government anywhere in the world is perfect as perfection belongs only to God.
Consequently he urged all youths to join forces and support President Buhari in his strides to rescue them from past bondage foisted on them by past leaders.
While he urged the youths to thrust forward for leadership, as it will not be handed to them on a platter, the younger Obasanjo urged the elderly to mentor the younger generation so as to assume greater responsibility in the building of great nation.
On the Melinda and Bill Gates report that predicts that Nigeria and Congo will produce 40% of the world’s poor by year 2050, Abraham said the poverty situation of the country was not limited to the three-year action of the present administration.
Besides he said the report was a product of data collated in the past 58years.