- Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Muhammadu Buhari will return to his Daura home town in Katsina state if the 2019 presidential election is free and fair
- The former president made the declaration at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Sunday, January 20
- Obasanjo says Nigeria now needs a man with better physical and mental soundness, with an active mind and intellect
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Daura, his home town in Katsina state, if the 2019 presidential election is free, fair, peaceful and credible.
Obasanjo made this declaration when he addressed journalists at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Sunday, January 20, Legit.ng reports.
The former ECOWAS chairman whose address did not last more than eight minutes, simply gave out a booklet titled ‘points for concern and action’ and asked the journalists present to go through it.
On page 14 of the booklet, Obasanjo wrote: “While Nigerians must appreciate Buhari for the little he has done and allow him to depart for home in peace if he allows free, fair, peaceful and credible elections, we must also tell ourselves that Nigeria deserves better at this point in time than what Buhari is capable of offering.
“History will note that he has been there. Nigeria now needs a man with better physical and mental soundness, with an active mind and intellect.”
In the next paragraph, he stated emphatically that the impunity will not last because “Nigeria is created by God and it will outlive all evil machinations and designs against the overall interest of Nigeria”.
Legit.ng previously reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo warned Ndigbo to be wary of promises from the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The ex-president gave the advice on Saturday, December 29, 2018, during a stakeholders' meeting at Ukpor in the Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state.
Obasanjo said the APC had no plans to hand over the presidency of the country to the Igbo.
According to the former president, Igbo should take their destiny in their hands by getting united in the 2019 general elections and make a mark.
He said: “I urge you the Igbo not to allow anybody to relegate you to the background because you occupy a place of preeminence in this country.
“The Igbo must bury their differences and work together for the actualisation of the Atiku/Obi project in their best interest. It’s dangerous to take the APC government seriously.”
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