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A chieftain and Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has attacked former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida over their recent statements calling on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection in 2019 owing to prevailing socio-political and economic realities.

Igbokwe in an article titled ‘Why President’s Muhammadu Buhari’s case is different’ observed that Nigerians had ignored the statements issued by the former leaders because their assessments of President Buhari were done in bad faith. He described the President's case as different because he was doing what both leaders could not do. He accused IBB of corrupting Nigeria's democracy and democratized corruption.

His article reads in part;

“First was former President Obasanjo’s letter asking PMB not to contest in 2019 citing many reasons why he has to leave the exalted office. It was quickly followed by another letter from former dictator Ibrahim Babangida asking PMB to step aside In 2019 for a younger president. This was followed by the hate and weeping from the losers of 2015 elections who are yet to come to terms with the situations they found themselves since the feeding bottles were forcefully taken away from their rapacious greedy mouths.

I am told that the loudest person in the room is not always the strongest. OBJ and IBB’s letter may not fly this time because PMB’s case is different. PMB is doing what OBJ and IBB did not do. IBB corrupted our democracy and democratized corruption. Former President Obasanjo wasted eight years of South West presidency and even wanted a third term. He could not find the killers of Bola Ige, Harry Marshall, Ogbonnaya Uche, Dikibo, Funsho Williams, Daramola etc.

Those who destroyed our yesterday cannot be the ones that will control tomorrow’s potentials. This is why PMB’s case is different.”

He accused some compromised religious clerics of contributing to the stagnation of the country by collecting billions from former P[resident Goodluck Jonathan. He said this category of clerics wants Buhari dead but his case is different.

“Even those found to have stolen billions from the coffers of the Police, Army, Navy, Air Force had to cough out and vomit the money and they are not left out in the weeping contest. What about the religious leaders who got billions from GEJ in the days of the locust? Oh, they are weeping without control and wish that PMB will die immediately.

PMB’s case is very different. He had a mission and vision of what he wants to do and he is doing it. The gang up cannot fly and it will not work.”