A leader of the All Progressives Party in Lagos State, Chief Ayo Akande, said on Tuesday that it was time for former President Olusegun Obasanjo to quit partisan politics and become an elder statesman.
Akande said in a statement that Obasanjo needed to take the step immediately, in view of the courage he mustered in his December 2, 2013 letter to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Obasanjo had in the letter, which was widely published in the media, accused Jonathan of condoning corruption in his government.
Akande said Obasanjo’s open criticism of Jonathan “speaks volume and goes a long way to give hope to the common man”.
“In the light of this, it is better for Chief Obasanjo to quit partisan politics and become an elder statesman,” Akande said.
The party chief, who described Obasanjo as a patriotic leader, said the bold step taken by the former President would help to bail Nigerians out of political and economic oppression.