Hundreds of women yesterday staged a rally in Lagos in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The placard-carrying women stormed the Freedom Park at Ojota, Lagos and specifically asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet and allow Nigeria work.
The event, tagged “The Freedom Rally for One Nigeria” was organized by Africa Women Arise for Change Network.
The placards read: ‘We are for progress and development under President Buhari’, ‘Time for Obj to keep quiet and allow Nigeria Work’, among others.
The group’s executive director, Josephine Okpara said the rally was “to remind us all that we should not allow those who once tried to destroy the country to succeed.”
She said Buhari was bold enough to marshal the political will and determination to break away from the destructive cycle that was once the norm in the land.
She said Buhari’s war against corruption had yielded results as monies were being recovered on a daily basis.
The group slammed Obasanjo for criticizing Buhari, saying the ex-president failed to build systems and tighten robes against corrupt elements.
Okpara said: “We are for progress and development under President Buhari. It is something we want to continue. But unfortunately, those that have truncated the fortunes of the country want to be allowed to keep sabotaging the country.
“Most tragically but unsurprisingly, a former president, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, is the arrowhead of this misguided group. He has used the pedestal of the esteemed office he once occupied as a platform to launch attacks on a government that has succeeded in delivering to Nigerians what he failed to deliver in the eight years he led the country and things his party was not been able to deliver in the sixteen years it held Nigeria hostage.
“Had Obasanjo and his party laid the right foundation for Nigeria, the country would by now be past the stage where the present government has to begin building the nation afresh from the ground up.”