By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
As the 2015 general elections drawn nearer, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the declaration of support for the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a political somersault.
The governor asked Nigerians to ignore Obasanjo because he was more of a liability than a gain in the ongoing political dispensation.
He asked if Obasanjo had any electoral value as a politician since he had been consistently defeated by the opposition parties in his own place before and after he left office as President.
Fayose, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti, said Obasanjo’s endorsement of Buhari had clearly shown that he had lost wisdom.
He said: “Leaving President Jonathan and voting for Buhari is like abandoning the road and entering the bush. God forbid we enter the forest, which we may not come out from for years.
“How can you follow somebody who, because of old age is senile, but being propelled by his followers to fly the plane at all cost. Won’t that plane crash?”
The governor said only gullible minds would obey Obasanjo’s call that Buhari should be voted for, saying Obasanjo should not be trusted for anything.
According to him, anybody that follows the word of Obasanjo is doing so at his own peril because the former President is no more in tune with modernity.