Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is suffering from a dearth of vision, conviction and consistency required of a statesman. This was the verdict of the Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani, after Obasanjo somersaulted over his former views and announced the endorsement of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Sani, an elder statesman, however noted that with the level of Obasanjo’s inconsistency, he may change his mind again and withdraw his support for Atiku before 2019.
Sani said Obasanjo as a statesman is expected to be an embodiment of national ideals and moral values for the nation. The ACF scribe catalogued Obasanjo’s inconsistency, from tearing his PDP card and saying he would no more play partisan politics. Then Obasanjo formed a movement which he said is the third force only for him to convert it into a political party of ADC. Then the final act, the endorsement of former Vice President Atiku. Sani said the actions of Obasanjo reek of inconsistency which comes with a dearth of vision and conviction required of a statesman. “It is democracy in action which at once confirms the saying that the only thing that is permanent in politics is interest; no permanent friends or enemies.