As expected, diverse reactions have continued to trail the latest open letter written by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari.
While many Nigerians on social media commended the former President for the courage to speak up at a crucial time when the country needed answers, others attacked him and criticized the content of his letter.
It will be recalled that Obasanjo had through his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Monday July 15, released a letter that cautioned Muhammadu Buhari on the deplorable state of thing in the country and how, the situations could escalate if urgent steps are not taken to put them in check.
Here are some of the many reactions from Nigerians on social media
“Notwithstanding, I, for one, would love to remind all Nigerians that we can only suggest to make comments and hope God provides Mr President with the right frame of mindset and the right hands on deck to check what’s really going on in this country. Politics aside security(sic) is a menace to all, rich and poor, young and old so no need for sentiments. God bless you all.”
Prince Felix Tewogbade Adedeji wrote, “This Obasanjo hasn’t realized that Buhari doesn’t even care he exists.
On Twitter, @WickedResponses said, “Just imagine that Buhari listen to some of these good criticisms and fix Nigeria. Who will take the accolades? Is it Buhari or the critics?”
Also reacting to the letter in a Facebook post, Bassey Offor said, “I read through OBJ’s letter to Buhari. Some people are abusing him and calling him names. However, one would say that Obasanjo, though not perfect, is one of the greatest and most intelligent persons to have ruled Nigeria. Buhari should read this letter and act immediately.
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Also commenting on Facebook, Sunday Gideon Gumut wrote, “I must confess the content of the letter encapsulated the present security challenges the country is faced with, and the potentiality of it escalating to a genocide which could lead to a total breakdown of the nation.
“The very first day Obasanjo started writing letters was the day Buhari asked the question “Where is the power after spending $16b”?
Olumuyiwa Ariyo wrote on Facebook, “Obasanjo is obviously not writing this letter for his own sake but for us. He is old and has achieved what anyone may be dreaming of. I pray the government listens.”
“However, there have not been official responses or rejoinder from spin doctors of President Muhammadu Buhari despite the fact that the social media is awash with comments on the open letter from Obasanjo.”