Barely 24 hours after the PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metu, warned opposition to stop casting aspersion on the person of President Jonathan, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has taken another swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan, describing some of his actions as evil.
Obasanjo who spoke at a book launch in honour of the pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Mustapha Akanbi, in Abuja on Wednesday, declared that Nigerian democracy remained at risk due to the actions of Jonathan.
Obasanjo, who was the Chairman of the occasion, said Jonathan should stop encouraging “verbal violence which may not physically hurt but has ways of degenerating into physical violence.”
According to Obasanjo, the greatest indictment against any administration is to be seen trying to destroy opposition of all sorts which invariably means destroying democracy.
“Management of democracy without resorting to brute force and dictatorial tendencies must be cultivated,” Obasanjo stated.
“As a leader, you must not deliberately do evil or condone evil. You should know that you will one day give account to God, you may cover up here, but before God, there is no cover up,” he added.
Obasanjo also spoke at length on the President’s handling of the Boko Haram insurgency, corruption, the economy and youth unemployment.
On insecurity, Obasanjo said Boko Haram is not out to “frustrate anyone’s political efforts” and lamented that it took Jonathan the years to fully understand the menace.
On corruption, Obasanjo said, “when the head is rotten, the whole body is useless.”