Olusegun Obasanjo, who was President before, has said that the country needs a President with the right character and skills to turn things around in 2023. Obasanjo said that Nigeria’s biggest problem was that there weren’t enough leaders with the right kind of character who could be trusted with power.
He said this on Sunday at the National Secretariat of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu State, where he had just signed a condolence book for Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, the First Republic Minister of Aviation who died on November 1.
The former President said that he and other “elder statesmen” were working to make sure that the country had a leader who could deal with security issues and other problems.
Obasanjo also said that the country needs a leader who can make sure that every Nigerian feels like they belong and that everyone gets what they deserve. He said, “So, if I put my hand on someone, it means that compared to the other person, I see something good about them that will help Nigeria.”
“I think Chief Adebanjo stands for the same thing,” he said. Nigeria needs a leader with the right character and skills to turn things around.” Obasanjo said that even though he had done his time in Nigeria, he would not stop fighting for justice and fairness before the general elections in 2023.
The former President said that the country’s problem is not race or religion, but rather that it is a national one. He told them, “I’ve died for this country. For this country, I went to prison. So, what are you going to do to scare me or make me afraid? My older brother, Adebanjo, hasn’t killed anyone, but he has gone to prison.
“What I believe and what I think Pa Ayo Adebanjo believes has nothing to do with race, region, or religion. It has to do with Nigeria. I believe in equity, I believe in justice, I believe in one Nigeria.” Obasanjo also said that Mbazulike was the last of the Titans and a true Nigerian patriot.
He said, though, that the most important nationalist would not live to see the new Nigeria he worked for.