A northern political youth group, the Northern Progressives Youth Initiative, has asked former President Obasanjo to stop playing God.
The group is angry over what they see as OBJ’s penchant to make recommendations on the leadership of the country.
The group was reacting to OBJ’s call for the South-east to produce the country’s president in 2019.
“While President Buhari is on vacation and with so much fuss over the president’s decision to undergo medical examinations during his vacation, i
“It is confounding that a former president is crisscrossing the length and breadth of the country and discussing a successor to a sitting president.
“In his days, everyone knew that such a crass remark would have passed as a felony by Obasanjo’s own standards.
“Afterall, Obasanjo have publicly claimed to have retired from politics.
“We wonder on what auspices Obasanjo thinks he can unilaterally determine which region produces the next president.
“Nigeria is a country of almost 180 million people, and he alone cannot decide for the entire nation.
“In the trying times of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, it was the same Obasanjo who said all manner of unprintable things against the late president even when he was battling for his life on his hospital bed.
“This time again, Obasanjo has shown his hands that he is neither a friend of President Buhari nor is he a friend of the North.
“But as far as 2019 is concerned, we want to make it equivocally clear that only God, through the ballot of a majority of Nigerians, and not one man can decide who the president of Nigeria will be in 2019,” the statement said.