Femi Adesina lashes out, saying Obasanjo Did Nothing On State Policing and Restructuring When He Had The Opportunity.

Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of doing nothing about restructuring and security architecture of the country during his tenure.

Obasanjo had said that the creation of state police would be a better option than community policing,

following the widespread insecurity across the country. The former President made the suggestion

when the leadership of the National Association of Ex-local government chairmen in Nigeria paid him

a courtesy visit in Abeokuta on Wednesday, April 19

However reacting to this, Adesina who admitted that Obasanjo has a right to hold a different opinion

from what he held in the past, maintained that he (Obasanjo) had the opportunity to restructure

the security architecture of the country but did nothing. 

The presidential spokesperson said; 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has a right to hold a different opinion from what he held in

the past but I recall that under him, restructuring of the federation was a key issue that Afenifere

fought for, and then there was the issue of state police which also resonated loudly under him

but he didn’t do anything in eight years.

Like I said, he has a right to change his mind now but it doesn’t change the fact that he had

the opportunity to do something about it and did not”.

When asked about the major obstacle to President Buhari’s execution of the restructuring,

Adesina explained that the executive is not the custodian of political will.

By Taiyelolu A

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