After Criticising Tinubu’s Policies, Obasanjo Visits President’s Wife, Remi For Sallah In Lagos

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has visited the wife of President Bola Tinubu, Remi, in Lagos State to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.

This comes after Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi for president in 2023 and skipped Tinubu’s inauguration.

Obasanjo has also criticised Tinubu’s policies, calling them “necessary but wrongly implemented”.

SaharaReporters had reported on May 26 that Obasanjo said that President Tinubu’s policies on fuel subsidy removal and exchange rates had adversely affected the Nigerian economy.

Obasanjo, who spoke via a statement issued by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, to assess the performance of the current government in the past one year had said the effects of the policies which were “wrongly implemented are pushing foreign investors away from Nigeria”.

He had argued that “the present administration has not found the right way to handle the economy to engender confidence and trust for investors to start trooping in”.

Meanwhile, Busola Kukoyi, a media aide to the First Lady, revealed the visit in a post shared on X.

Kukoyi wrote: “Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the First Lady of the Federal of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu after receiving the former President who came felicitating on the Sallah Celebration on Monday, 17th June,” Kukoyi wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Obasanjo was first Head of State from 1976 to 1979. After his prison ordeal, he was elected Nigeria’s President from 1999 to 2007 on the platform of the PDP.

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