Garba Shehu, a presidential advisor, has clarified why he called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a “morally disgusting guy” in reference to his letter to Nigerian youths.
Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, was recently asked why he called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a “morally disgusting guy for endorsing Peter Obi” in an interview with media personality Kikelomo Atanda-Owo.
Garba Shehu replied by saying, “He didn’t only support Peter Obi, if that’s all he did, then it’s completely OK, but for the fact that he also attacked the records of our administration for which we felt he required a reply.”
Ordinarily we leave Obasanjo to say whatever he wants to say and it doesn’t affect the achievement of our administration. But the records have to be set and the facts have to be stated, this is why we responded to him’.
Garba Shehu also went on to explain why President Buhari is not on the campaign train with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ahead of the 2023 elections. He said; ‘Bola Tinubu is the candidate, the party does not have two candidates in this election and the president has state duties in addition to other things he oversees within and outside the party which he can’t fail, the candidate is in touch with the president and give reports and updates from time to time’.