Olusegun Obasanjo, former President on Tuesday berated State Governors who endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
In a statement he personally signed titled “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement,” the former president described as “insensitivity and callousness” the decision of the governors to endorse Buhari when Fulani herdsmen are busy killing Nigerians.
Obasanjo said the Federal Government should stop blame game and bring about “solution that protects life and properties of herdsmen and crop farmers alike and for them to live amicably in the same community.”
According to Obasanjo, “The herdsmen/crop farmers issue is being wittingly or unwittingly allowed to turn sour and messy. It is no credit to the Federal Government that the herdsmen rampage continues with careless abandon and without finding an effective solution to it.
“And it is a sad symptom of insensitivity and callousness that some Governors, a day after 73 victims were being buried in a mass grave in Benue State without condolence, were jubilantly endorsing President Buhari for a second term!
“The timing was most unfortunate. The issue of herdsmen/crop farmers dichotomy should not be left on the political platform of blame game; the Federal Government must take the lead in bringing about solution that protects life and properties of herdsmen and crop farmers alike and for them to live amicably in the same community.”