President Buhari’s Action Is A Criminal Act – Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Makes Groundbreaking Exposure

By Amako Nneji March 22, 2018 12:28

President Buhari’s Action Is A Criminal Act – Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Makes Groundbreaking Exposure

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to attend the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area, ACFTA, as a “criminal” act.

Post-Nigeria recalls that President Buhari had hinged his decision to not attend the ACFTA signing at Kigali, Rwanda, on the need to consult widely with relevant stakeholders in the country.

The President had tweeted on Monday, stating that: “Any African Free trade agreement must Fairly and Equitably represent the interest of Nigeria, and indeed, her African brothers and sisters”, adding that: “As Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, we are committed to ensuring that all trade agreements we sign are beneficial to the long-term prosperity of the continent.”

Reacting, however, ex-President Obasanjo lambasted President Buhari, describing as “criminal” his claim of not understanding what the deal stands for.

“It is criminal for any African Leader to talk of not understanding what we are going to sign (Free Trade Agreement in Africa), and afford not to be here”, Obasanjo had said at the Summit.

Buhari had earlier thanked the Union, saying: “Nigeria fully recognises and appreciates the efforts of the African Union Commission so far, regarding the implementation of a sustainable Continental Free Trade Agreement, CFTA, for Africa. We also acknowledge that our continental aspirations must complement our national interests.”

 

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