OBASANJO: We Had To Bring Buhari To Salvage Nigeria


Nigeria’s Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo speaking at a reception held in his honour in Jalingo, Taraba State has said that he and four other eminent Nigerians brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power to salvage the nation from impending doom.

Obasanjo said:

“Three or four of us from different part of the country got together and said to ourselves what do we do?”

“We said what is the problem with us and why are we still not growing. We got talking and knew we needed to do something”.

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“What do we need to deal with for this Nigeria of ours to become what God has created it to be. A land flowing with milk and honey, that is the intention of God for creating Nigeria.”

The elder statesman claimed that so far President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed the country and urged Nigerians to be patient with the current administration inspite of the prevailing challenges.

He said:

 “So far, Buhari has not disappointed us. I trust him, he will not fail Nigerians. I know he will overcome the challenges the country is currently facing.”

He, however, said Nigeria needed to get its acts right in the area of politics, governance and leadership for the country to develop.

The Cable reports that Obasanjo vowed never to return to his former party the Peoples Democratic Party on which platform he served as president for eight years.

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Obasanjo said,

“In the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come back to say ‘good evening’ in the same place.”

“So for me, it is good night for the PDP and that is all.”