- The swearing-in of Obasanjo in 1999 has been faulted by former president of Ohanaeze, John Nwodo
- According to him, the former president was sworn into office with a constitution which nobody had seen
- Recall that Nwodo was Information Minister under the Abdulsalami Abubakar government
In what will likely annoy many people in Nigeria, the swearing-in of former president Olusegun Obasanjo has been rubbished by Chief John Nwodo.
The Immediate past president of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chief John Nwodo claimed that Obasanjo was sworn into office as President in 1999 with an unseen constitution.
The former Information minister under the Abdulsalami Abubakar government said that though he was a member of the Federal Executive Council, the copy of the constitution was not seen by any of them, The Nation reports.
He disclosed this while delivering his speech said that Nigeria must restructure before the 2023 general elections.
Going further, he claimed that 40 of the 47 people who wrote the constitution were military officers.
“I was minister of information and it was my responsibility to publicise the constitution. I never saw a copy of it and never knew who was printing it. The National Assembly could not be inaugurated until four days after the president’s inauguration because there was no clean copy of the constitution.”
Recall that Obasanjo urged all who survived 2020 and made it to 2021 to show gratitude to God.
According to the former president, though 2020 was a tough and challenging year, Christians will be failing in their duties if they refuse to give thanks to God.
Obasanjo stated this at the second annual thanksgiving service of the Ogun state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Legit.ng also reported that in his New Year message to Nigerians, Obasanjo maintained that it is high time Nigerian leaders worked hard to diversify the economy and improve the worsening security crisis across the country.
He called on the government to centrally engage the agricultural sector in order to provide jobs and make “a glorious 2021.”
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