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Former Chief of Army Staff tells Obasanjo to stop writing letters

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Former Chief of Army Staff and Defence staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to desist from public letter-writing, in a bid to make a point.

Akinrinade stated that it is Obasanjo’s fundamental right to make a point, letter writing does not befit him as a leader and statesman.

The former Army chief spoke with reporters in Lagos, ahead of his 80th birthday holding in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on 3 October.

”If I have an opportunity to advise him, I will say he should not write letters again. Each time he writes a letter, the question I ask is: when he was there, how did he do it? He should not write letters again. He has access to them and he can give his advice, instead of writing.”

Akinrinade, who assessed the 20 years of stable civil rule, said it could have been better.

”We have not found exactly the formula. My assessment is that we have done very poorly. We could do much better.”

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