Learn From Jonathan’s Mistakes, Gani Adams Cautions Buhari
FACTIONAL leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to learn from the mistakes of his predecessor, adding that the integrity of the former military leader is at stake. Adams made the assertion in Lagos, while fielding questions from journalists at his Ilupeju office.
Though he sees Buhari as a man, who is determined to bring about change in the country, the OPC leader expressed concerns over the credibility of some politicians in his party.
“From his statements, I think he’s determined to change this country, but not with the caliber of people that surrounds him. He must ensure that he has grip of the government because we have people from his own party that will be pushing him to use the federal might against those who did not support him during the election.”
While urging Mr. President to look beyond his party in forming the cabinet, Adams noted that, “it is not everybody, who worked for you during the lection will be your friend when you are in government; even those, who were against you, may even be more useful to you. Those who supported you, might be doing so because of the benefits and at the end of the day, in the role of appointment, if doesn’t favour them, they become your number one enemy.
“We have people in his own party that will be pushing him to use the federal might against those who did not support him during the election. So, he has to be mindful of people in the corridor of power.”
Describing Buhari as an incorruptible leader, who lived a decent life, even after years of occupying high office, Gani Adams noted that with a second opportunity to lead the country as a democrat, his integrity is at stake.
“One of the reasons that some people want to die for Buhari in South West is because of his antecedent. This is a former Head of State, who has only one house in Daura. He got a loan from First Bank to build the second one; he just paid the loan two years ago. People went to search his account and he didn’t have up to 10 million. These are some of the factors that brought him back to power. He doesn’t need to be everywhere, but he must not give power to somebody that is more powerful than him; he must work with people that will answer to him.”
He, however urged Buhari not to jettison report of the recently held National Conference, which he believes would help restructure the country.