By Vincent Anani
A former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has asked Nigerians not to show any sympathy for the former president Olusegun Obasanjo who suffered a minor accident recently.
The outspoken ex-governor did not just stop with Chief Obasanjo, he also lambasted another former President Goodluck Jonathan over the accidents encountered on Lagos—Ibadan expressway, stating that the immediate past president and Obasanjo are reaping the fruits of their past deeds.
Alhaji Musa said that the two former leaders should tender apologies to Nigerians for not meeting the demands of their office concerning that road by not fixing it.
“When both of them were in office, they budgeted billions of naira for construction work on that expressway and other ones across the country, but that was where it ended as the money voted for the work on the road usually end in private pockets.
“Thousands of Nigerians lose their lives on these deplorable roads everyday but now that the two of them have also become victims of negligence of that highway, the authorities should let them lick their wounds as they soberly reflected that when they had the opportunity to fix the roads, they failed to do so.
“What happened to Obasanjo and Jonathan should now serve as a wake-up call to Buhari. As the sitting president of the country, he should order a probe into how billions of naira voted for construction and repair works on the roads ended in private pockets.
“The stolen money should be retrieved while those involved no matter how highly placed should be put on trial for economic sabotage instead of us sympathizing with Obasanjo and Jonathan.
“They are the ones who owe Nigerians an apology for failing to perform their duties when they were in power.
“The state of our roads across the country is very shameful. Most of them are death traps. For an oil-producing nation, this is a big shame and embarrassment. But these carnages on our roads is enough, and this is why Buhari must go all out to apprehend those who are responsible for the deplorable state of our roads.
“It serves both Obasanjo and Jonathan right to have a taste of what average Nigerians suffer as a result of bad state of our roads,” he explained.