Obono-Obla criticizes Atiku over comment on Senegal election, calling him “a rolling stone that gathers no moss.”

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Obol Okoi Obono-Obla, a political analyst and ex-presidential adviser, has blasted Atiku Abubakar for implying that the opposition parties in Nigeria should take a page out of Senegal’s book and emulate President Bassirou Diomaye Faye’s success.

In an X account post, Atiku had expressed optimism about the prospects for constitutional democracy in Nigeria and other African nations because to Faye’s rise to power.

A great lesson may be learned from Senegal’s experience, he added, for countries like Nigeria and others.

Though, in a statement released on Saturday, Obono-Obla reacted by claiming that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 general election has an adequate understanding of history.

He says Atiku is too stupid to start an opposition party or too clumsy to repeat what happened in Senegal.

Atiku joined the Action Congress, which was founded by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in 2007 after leaving the PDP, according to Obono-Obla. This offered him the opportunity to run against President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in the 2007 presidential race.

In 2009, Atiku was among those who discussed the possibility of forming a wide national coalition to challenge the PDP, which had grown into a formidable force in Nigeria at the time. This coalition also included President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Former President Muhammadu Buhari, and other opposition personalities.

“No moss ever grows on a rolling stone. Undoubtedly, he is mentally incapable of repeating the events in Senegal or of exercising the self-control necessary to establish an opposition political party similar to the APC that emerged in 2013 in Nigeria as a result of the merger of several such groups.

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