A former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has claimed ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is obsessed with conferences, after he called for a new National Conference to address Nigeria’s security challenges.
In a statement released by his media aide, Ibrahim Dosara, Friday in Abuja, Yari said Obasanjo has been obsessed with conferences since 2005 without any benefit to the nation.
He also noted that the massacre of innocent citizens in Zaki Biam in Benue state and Odi in Bayelsa State was during the tenure of Obasanjo.
Yari, who was the immediate past chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), said terrorism is one issue that has dominated the global scene for more than a decade.
He said: “In his letter, Obasanjo called for national conference. The former leader has been obsessed with conferences since the one he organized in 2005 to perpetuate himself in power through third term failed woefully.
“President Goodluck Jonathan also organized a conference purportedly to advance his ambition. Tax payers funds and quality time was wasted on the conferences but with nothing to show for it. Neither of the leaders implemented the reports of the conferences they organized.
“It is high time for all political leaders to eschew bitterness and avoid using our fellow citizens as guinea pigs in our ambitious political laboratories.
“Our security agencies should be supported and allow to perform their duties of maintenance of law and order without fear or favour, and without infecting ethic and sectional or religious venoms into their modus operandi.”