Obasanjo’s Comment Would Have Been More Appropriate At State Council Meeting- Ogunlewe
Senator Seye Ogunlewe, former minister of works has said that former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment should have been more appropriate at the council of state meeting.
The former lawmaker said that Obasanjo should have taken advantage of the council of state meeting which took place two weeks ago to express his views. He stated that it would have been more beneficial to Nigerians if he had explored the option.
While speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT on Monday, Ogunlewe said, “Two weeks ago, there was council of state meeting where the serving President and former heads of state were at a meeting to discourse the state of the nation. Obasanjo had an opportunity to say what he wanted to say, so that other heads of state would have contributed.”
“There wouldn’t have been room for insinuations like the one we have today. He was entitled to it but the comment would have been more relevant at the state council meeting. It would have also served the purpose for which it was meant.”
According to the former lawmaker, the ex-president should have appropriately mentioned all the issues he stipulated at that gathering. He said that it was a gatheting of former heads of State, serving president, governors, leaders of National Assembly, and their inputs would have been relevant to the nation.
He maintained that, Obasanjo had the right, and the constitution made provision for elder statesmen to have opportunity of discussing national issues. He stressed that the former President had every right to be concerned about the State of the nation.
“He should have achieved better result if he had used the platform of the State council meeting. If he had done that, nobody would make insinuations to his comment and other members of the council would have offered their solutions to the problem.”
“He would have made progress if he had used the platform. He is entitled to his opinion and he has the right to complain as a former president, to issues affecting the nation”, he said.