- Ken Nnamani said he stopped the third term bid of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
- Nnamani said he does not regret the decision
- He said he would not mind doing it again
Ken Nnamani has revealed that he would stop the third term agenda of any president if he had the chance the same way he did to then president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in 2006.
Nnamani who served as Senate president during the administration of Obasanjo had presided over the tumultuous debate for third term agenda championed by the former president.
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Although the bid which was marred by controversy did not fall through, The Sun report that Nnamani insisted that if given the chance again, he would still prevent it from happening.
The former Senate president spoke at the Department of State Services’ (DSS) organised seminar titled “Unity in diversity: Security and national development” which took place at the Institute of Security Studies.
Nnamani said the idea that obeying whatever the president said as a way of showing loyalty to the country was not true.
He said: “If you read the revelation of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, about Obasanjo, which has not been denied, you will understand that the statement from Arase is not true. For instance, he said on the issue of third term that Nnamani cannot go free; whatever that means I don’t know.
He said he took charge of the plenary and aborted the third term bid insisting he has no regrets.
Nnamani also spoke about the debate for restructuring insisting that it has a lot of benefit for each region. He gave the example of some crops which grow in the north but might not be able to do so in the south.
He argued that the perception that one part of the country was highly dependent on another part was untrue as each region has something peculiar and potentially great that can positively impact the greatness of the country.
He indicated that natural resources in different parts of the country might be different but when combined can affect its development.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who was the governor of Edo state also spoke at the seminar where he warned politicians that if things are not done right, the youths in the country would revolt against them.
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He said: “I have got useful information from the Department of State Security (DSS), especially in handling of persons. They will tell the executive what they think should be done, and if they don’t do it, they have no right to pressurise. However, if things get out of hands, the DSS has to do what they can to stabilise the state with or without justice."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Yakubu Gowon who was also at the seminar cautioned those calling for secession insisting that it will not do the youths any good
He warned the youths that they might repeat the same mistake that was made that led to the Biafra war that affected innocent persons.
Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of Nigerians speaking on the debate of restructuring of splitting of the country: