2023: I And Pa Adebanjo Share Same Belief, Says Obasanjo
Nigeria’s Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has made clearer his position on who he supports to preside over Nigeria in 2023.
He said on the issue of how to evolve a new Nigeria in 2023, he shares the same belief with Pa Adebanjo, the leader of Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation.
As Obasanjo puts it: “So, if I put my hand on someone, it means that comparing with the others, I see that there is a merit that will be of benefit to Nigeria. And I believe that Chief Adebanjo stands for the same thing. What I believe and what I think Pa Ayo Adebanjo believes is not ethnic, it’s not sectional, it is not religious, it is Nigeria. I believe in equity, I believe in justice, I believe in one Nigeria.”
Explaining further what he shares in common with Pa Ayo Adebanjo in their struggle to build a better Nigeria, Obasanjo said: “I have shed my blood for this country. I have gone to prison for this country. So, what are you going to frighten or threaten me with? The only thing that my senior brother [Adebanjo] hasn’t done is that he hasn’t shed his blood, but he has gone to prison.”
Obasanjo made these statements in Enugu when he, in company of Pa Ayo Adebanjo, paid a condolence visit to Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-cultural and political organisation, in honour of Late Chief Mbazulike Amechi, a First Republic Nigerian Minister.
They were received by Amb. Okey Emuchay, the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on behalf of the President General, Amb. George Obiozor.