Kanu blasted Obasanjo and Tinubu for helping Buhari into the office while quoting the headline: “Tinubu Was Right For Calling Buhari A Tribalist, Religious Fanatic, Says Obasanjo” in a post on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday, August 21.
Before now, former President Obasanjo had said last year January that Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos state, was right to call President Buhari an ethnic bigot and religious fanatic in 2007.
Tinubu had while campaigning for Atiku Abubakar, the then-candidate of the Action Congress, in 2007, described Buhari of the All Nigeria Peoples Party as an ethnic bigot. Like Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, who is now the Minister of Information under Buhari’s administration, was part of Atiku’s campaign team at the time and had lampooned Buhari for saying the late military dictator, General Sani Abacha, did not steal.
Former Obasanjo in a statement on Sunday, January 21, made reference to Tinubu’s scathing attack on Buhari, saying: “Bola Tinubu’s statement about Muhammadu Buhari in 2003 (2007) is fairly prophetic, ‘Muhammadu Buhari is an agent of destabilisation, ethnic bigot and religious fanatic who, if given the chance, would ensure the disintegration of the country. His ethnocentrism would jeopardise Nigeria’s national unity.”
Reacting to Tinubu’s attack on Buhari and Obasanjo’s affirmation in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, the IPOB leader wondered why Obasanjo and Tinubu “twice led the South West into an electoral alliance” with Buhari whom he described as a “notorious Islamic extremist.”
Kanu tweeted: “As Obasanjo affirms Tinubu’s description of @MBuhari as an “Islamic fanatic”, one wonders why these people twice led the SW into an electoral alliance with a notorious #Islamic extremist.”
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) August 21, 2020