‘Can We Discuss The Content, Not The Writer?’ Here’s What Nigerians Are Saying About Obasanjo’s Letter To President Buhari

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Mixed reactions have trailed the latest letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the letter dated July 15, Obasanjo expressed concern over the high level of insecurity that has bedevilled the country in recent times.

He also called on Buhari to take decisive action to prevent the situation from escalating into a civil war.

“I am very much worried and afraid that we are on the precipice and dangerously reaching a tipping point where it may no longer be possible to hold danger at bay. Without being immodest, as a Nigerian who still bears the scar of the Nigerian civil war on my body and with a son who bears the scar of fighting Boko Haram on his body, you can understand, I hope, why I am so concerned,” he wrote

The content of the letter has since generated a plethora of differing reactions on social media platforms, especially on Twitter.

While a segment of users hailed the former president for highlighting key issues plaguing the country, urging critics to focus on the “content” of the letter and not the writer, others questioned his worthiness to write such letter.

“Now, beyond our hypocritical politics in this country, Olusegun Obasanjo made some germane points in his open letter but the argument you’d be reading or hearing is “Obasanjo is not worthy of writing a letter” Can we for once discuss the content and not the content writer??,” a user asked.
“Fulani Herdsmen, Insecurity: Obasanjo has warned of a looming danger ahead in a new open letter to Buhari. Hate or like Obasanjo, he has spoken the truth,” a Twitter user said.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:

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