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APC Member Defends Buhari, Faults Obasanjo’s Letter On Security



A member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in Kwara State, Charles Folayan, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, faulted ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the President on the spate of killings in the country.
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in Kwara State on Tuesday defended President Muhammadu Buhari on the management of the nation’s security.
Mr Charles Folayan faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the President on the spate of killings in the country.
Reacting during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, He wondered why the former President would write openly to President Buhari when he has access to the Presidential Villa.
He said, “President Obasanjo has the right to advise President Muhammadu Buhari. People believe in him as a General in the (Nigerian) Army. He (Buhari) always calls him ‘my boss.’
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“But while doing that, one will wonder that a (former) President that has unflinching access to President Buhari who can enter the Villa whenever he wants, he attends Security Council meeting; you will wonder why he has to go through an open letter.”
“This is where the issue of public perception comes in. What is he trying to paint?  And there are a lot of issues in that letter,” he added.
Obasanjo had in his letter dated July 15, expressed worry over incessant killings across Nigeria, warning that issue of killings can no longer be ignored or treated with nonchalance.
According to him, it cannot be swept under the carpet or treated with cuddling glove as the nation is tipping towards a dangerous cliff.
But Folayan disagreed with Obasanjo’s position that the President was handling the nation’s security challenges with a cuddling glove.
He insisted that Nigeria has been experiencing insecurity prior to the inception of President Buhari’s government in 2015.
“If you look at those issues which we have read that this issue is being taken with kids gloves, that is not true. The President has done a lot of things,” the APC member insisted.
He added, “And the issue of insecurity in Nigeria is a monumental issue. It is in the issue of history. We have to go back to the memory lane when Obasanjo was the President.”
Folayan admitted that the military has a challenge of paucity of funds and lack of modern equipment to deal with the numerous security threats.
But he maintained that the numerous challenges cannot be fixed by the President in one day.

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