How Oshiomhole is bringing insults to Buhari – Dr Junaid Mohammed

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Former lawmaker in the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Mohammed has accused National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole of attracting insults to President Muhammadu Buhari by his contest insults to other political party leaders.

Mohammed, a known critic of the president, made this known in an interview published by Sunday Punch.

Asked if Oshiomhole’s leadership style can bring cohesion to the ruling APC, Mohammed said, “No. To the contrary , it will add to the existing confusion and acts of gangsterism and the use of uncouth language synonymous with the lifestyle of gangsters , he is bringing it into our political scene.

“What we had before he became national chairman of the party was already too much.

“Bringing Oshiomhole and making him chairman of the party, add that to the blunders of President Muhammadu Buhari and his presidency; simply means Nigeria and the political system should be ready to pay a high price.

“Nobody in his right senses will look at this fellow (Oshiomhole ) and think he can be a political party leader who can maintain some harmony, some level- headed approach to sorting out problems.

“He has now become more or less the glorified National Publicity Secretary of the APC.

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In Nigeria , if you are the publicity secretary of a party , your job is to go and abuse everybody other than your own party and that is what he has been doing.

“Nobody for example, now knows that the APC has a publicity secretary other than him.

He has been abusing other parties and their leaders and the others return the favour by abusing him , the government , the President and everything thereafter .

I don’t believe Adams Oshiomhole has the qualities of a political party leader and that in addition to so many other blunders and display of bad faith by Buhari himself has further complicated matters .

“I would have thought that if you are a president of a country, you have a vested interest in the maintenance of peace and measure of civility in the political system .

“But this President seems to be the kind of person that encourages corrupt, abusive rogues and scoundrels to be the major players in the political system.

“This does the country no good ; it doesn’t do the ruling party any good . Oshiomhole is now in the middle of this crisis.

“In fact , he is making his own reputation by the way he is behaving. I can assure you , he has a more hard – line posture than those people in the Senate that have a vested interest in their political careers than him because he is a spent force.

“Here in Nigeria if you mess up in a job , you get promoted to a higher job that is typical of the Buhari administration.”

Also, Mohammed revealed that some kinsmen of Buhari from Daura, Katsina State went to London to convince the president to rescind the sacking of Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura.

Recall that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacked Daura for ordering penultimate Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly complex.

Buhari, who was on a 10-day vacation to London, returned to Nigeria on Saturday.

Mohammed said, “There is an ethnic attempt by those who are related to Buhari , who are from Daura , who must be related to Lawan Daura, who now want to travel to the United Kingdom to ask Buhari to reverse himself and virtually bring back Lawan Daura and then sack the National Security Adviser who was supposed to be Lawan Daura’ s boss but who he never respected and who he was not even in speaking terms with.

“You can see that the whole thing now is becoming a typical Nigerian football game where everybody kicks it the way he likes.

“It is very unfortunate and it is more or less heading towards a climax of the kind of Presidency we chose for ourselves in 2015 and the kind of situation Nigeria now finds itself.

“It speaks volumes about the incompetence and the irresponsibility of this Presidency , the ruling party and the main opposition party and all seems to be a bloody mess.”



John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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