Former president, Olisegun Obasanjo has stated that President Buhari will always address him as Sir due to the huge respect he has for him.
According to him, the respect is the reason why he is qualified to criticize the president.
Obasanjo made this know at Ibogun day which had in attendance notable indigenes of the state like Governor Ibikunle Amosun, two gubernatorial candidates of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Allied People’s Movement (APM), Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka and Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, respectively.
Speaking at the gathering, Obasanjo said,
“I know Buhari and he too knows me. Till the day I die, Buhari will continue to address me as ‘sir.’ In 2015, if I didn’t support Buhari, he wouldn’t have won the election.
“I have what it takes to correct him. Nigeria should not be in the position we are today. Nigeria can be better. God has given us all that we need.
“I am qualified to speak against Buhari. One, I have done it before. Two, I have shed my blood for this country. Even my biological son has shed his blood. Why can’t I speak about what is best for this country? I am doubly qualified to do that.”