Former President Obasanjo Explains Why He Visited Buhari Again


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  after having a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed state house correspondents, explaining the reason for his recent visit.

Chief Obasanjo said:

“I am visiting this time because I have some messages for the president, i just returned from Gambia and Liberia, I have messages that these two countries will want me to deliver to the president, also, only yesterday I came back from Seychelles Island where I attended this year’s Annual General meeting of Africa Export Development Bank. And there are aspects of the proceedings that I think I should update the President on.”

Speaking on the ongoing crisis in the National Assembly, the former president also reiterated his earlier stand that Nigeria’s National Assembly was made up of corrupt lawmakers.

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Reacting to the ongoing scandal around the 2016 budget in the House of Representatives, Obasanjo said people who did not belief what he said about the Assembly in the past should now believe him.

“What has come out confirms what I said in the past, then you can say what I said in the past is what I will say now.”

Obasanjo also said the issue of budget padding had gone beyond investigation.

He said what the nation needs to do now is to “get men and women of integrity in the place.”

He advised President Buhari to be vigilant and ensure that “whatever should not pass should not pass.”

When asked whether he enjoyed his frequent trips abroad. Chief Obasanjo said:

“Travelling is a good education, what you will learn about a country by visiting that country for two or three days you won’t learn by reading through books.”

When asked whether he intends to ‘slow down’ any time soon, Obasanjo retorted, “May God not allow you to slow down.”

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