Following fmr. President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments about fmr. President Goodluck Jonathan, the umbrella body for Ijaw youths in Nigeria, has issued a statement condemning Obasanjo.
In the statement, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYC) said that Obasanjo’s comments were reckless and baseless.
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Speaking on behalf of the IYC, Mr. Eric Omare said ” The IYC makes bold to state that former President Jonathan’s five years in office were far better than Obasanjo’s eight years in office. If Obasanjo has forgotten, we wish to remind him that because of his reckless impunity in rigging elections, late President Umaru Yar’Adua on assumption of office had zero regard in the international community.”
He also said that “However, President Jonathan has redeemed this badly battered image by reforming the electoral system as elections in Nigeria today are substantially free, fair and credible with the consequent goodwill it has generated for Nigeria in the international community.”
Omare added that “As usual, Obasanjo does not want anybody in Nigeria to be greater than he.”