2019: Obasanjo drums support for Igbo Presidency


The Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has backed the South-East to produce the country’s next president.

Obasanjo drums support for Igbo Presidency
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

The former president pointed out that the “problem of justice and marginalisation have been major source of conflicts between ethnic and regional divisions in the country.”

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Chief Obasanjo made this known when the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State chapter, organised a special New Year service at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta.

He disclosed that it was part of his resolve for a just and fair country that made him to work for the emergence of a South-South president in 2009.

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“But, irrespective of the thinking of the people ahead of 2019, I personally think that South-East should have a go at the Presidency, too.”

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On crisis in Southern Kaduna, Obasanjo cautioned Nigerians against commenting on what they do not really have detailed reports of. “This is largely responsible for the escalation of the situation.

“My findings so far show that everyone is talking from the position of strength. People are not talking from knowledge of what they know and this is not helping. We must be able to dump all our sentiments to overcome the challenges.

“Just like other cases of injustice around us, we need peace; it is only peace with justice that can solve all these crises. Genuine peace is what everyone is craving for and this can only come when there is justice,” he said.


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