Thursday, July 26, 2018


A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo , has
said he will support any Nigerian who will
turn the country ’ s fortune around for good .
He said this on Thursday when he received a
former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-
Governmental Affairs , Kabiru Tanimu Turaki,
at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library
in Abeokuta .
Turaki, who is a presidential aspirant , came
with a 10 - man delegation that included a
former governor of Adamawa State , Boni
Haruna .
Obasanjo reiterated that he would not rest
until the fortunes of Nigeria are “ turned
around for good . ”

He identified the dearth of “ qualitative
leadership ” as one of the major challenges
confronting Nigeria , adding that men of
goodwill must not keep quiet in the face of
He then called for concerted efforts from the
political class towards providing the country
with better leadership .
He said, “ Let me say that what is happening
here today or what you ’ re making to happen
with your delegation particularly gladdens my
heart .
“ You are firming up and stabilising our
democracy. Democracy is not a destination but
a journey and there is no nation that can
claim to have reached the final destination.
“ It is good for us as a nation and our
democracy. We have said a lot of things that
we have identified about what we need to put
right as a country . What do we lack? Why are
we not where we should be ?
“ We are so divided today the way we have not
been before. People are deprived socially and
economically . But you know , I have never lost
hope .
While speaking with journalists after the
meeting, Turaki said he came to pay respect to
the former president and also to intimate him
with his presidential ambition in 2019 .
He said the indivisibility of the country
remained non - negotiable .
He also accused the All Progressives Congress -
led administration of “ incompetence ” due to
its “ inability to resolve some of Nigeria ’ s
many challenges . ”
He said , “ The meeting has been a very fruitful
one . We have discussed openly , honestly and
frankly about the current situation in this
country and like always , Baba was of
tremendous guidance to us.
“ Baba has spoken in his vintage way of
speaking passionately about the situation in
Nigeria .
“ We believe that our indivisibility as one and
united nation is given and it is non -
negotiable . We feel that our unity is also non -
negotiable . ”

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