Obasanjo: Nigeria's situation very bad, but not hopelessly irredeemable


Olusegun Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said the situation of Nigeria is very bad but not hopelessly irredeemable.

Obasanjo spoke when he received the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The former president said every right-thinking and Nigerian and every lover of Nigeria would agree that Nigeria is not what it should be today, unless there is something else wrong with them.

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According to him, “The situation is bad, very bad, but the situation is not irredeemable. That is where the hope lies. The situation is very bad, but it is not hopelessly irredeemable.

“Therefore we need all hands on deck. Let’s put partisan politics apart and think of what we can do to get Nigeria to where it is supposed to be and move Nigeria forward,” he said.

Obasanjo said Secondus’s visit was not because of partisan politics but that he visited as a person who is concerned about where Nigeria is and where Nigeria might be descending into if the right action was not taken.

The former president said there was the need to enlist international support and tap from their wealth of experience, urging Secondus to ensure that his love for Nigeria was not sacrificed on the altar of partisan politics.
“Where it is necessary to wear the party  cap, wear it but where you need to wear the Nigerian leadership cap, please wear it,” he said.
Speaking, Secondus described Obasanjo as a global citizen who is vast on issues of nation building, saying that his discussion with Obasanjo was centred on Nigeria.

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