Nigeria Can Only Be United With Justice, Fairness, Equity – Obasanjo

Tue May 24th, 2022 - Benue

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said Nigeria may not be able to achieve the desired unity among all ethnic groups if her leaders do not give priority attention to justice, fairness, as well as equity for all citizens.

Obasanjo stated that the ethnic complexity of Nigeria would make it an easier country to manage if the citizens and her leaders are fair and sincere.

The former president made the declaration yesterday when he spoke with journalists shortly after emerging from a closed-door meeting with three incumbent governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who paid him a courtesy visit at his private residence located within the precinct of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Led by the Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike, the three PDP incumbent governors, which included Engineer Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortorm had arrived Obasanjo’s Abeokuta residence at around 6: 45pm and headed straight into the closed-door meeting, which lasted about two hours.

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But speaking with journalists after the meeting, Obasanjo said the trio of Wike, Makinde and Ortom had visited him in respect of Wike’s presidential ambition in 2023 general election.

“Of course, I made the point that I have always made that, I have ceased to be a partisan politician. I don’t belong to any political party, but if politics is the welfare of the people, I cannot cease to be a politician because I must always seek the welfare of the people. Of course, Governor Nyesom Wike was a presidential aspirant with Governor of Oyo, Governor of Benue, former Governor of Cross River, Donald Duke and former Deputy Senate President and former Minister.

“You know what the situation is and anybody who doesn’t know is either not a Nigerian, or is not being truthful with himself or herself. We need and I often say it that no one individual can say ‘yes, I can do it’, because the situation that Nigeria is in today, we need all Nigerians hands on deck to restore the country.




source: Leadership