June 11, 2023
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, has explained why he called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a ‘morally dirty man’ over his letter addressed to Nigerian youths where he endorsed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Peter Obi: Why I Called Obasanjo A ‘Morally Dirty Man’ – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, has explained why he called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a ‘morally dirty man’ over his letter addressed to Nigerian youths where he endorsed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Casat News earlier reported that the presidency in a statement on Monday attacked Obasanjo, describing him as a frustrated and jealous individual.

In the statement titled ‘Morally squalid Obasanjo attacks leaders out of frustration,’ Shehu highlighted four things he perceived about Obasanjo.

The statement alleged that Obasanjo has the habit of attacking past leaders because he believes no one is better than him.

The statement however boasted that President Buhari is far ahead of Obasanjo in terms of achievements in office as well as international acceptance.

Garba Speaks

In a recent interview with media personality, Kikelomo Atanda-Owo on her TV show ‘Real Talk With Kike’, Garba, when asked about the ‘morally dirty man’ statement, said Obasanjo attacked the record of Buhari’s administration.

He noted that Obasanjo is always in the habit of attacking the records of their administration and the records need to be set.

He said: “He didn’t just endorse Peter Obi, if that’s all he did, then its perfectly OK, but for the fact that he also attacked the records of our administration for which reason we felt he needed 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.”

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