"Why I Joined Politics": Obasanjo Speaks, Reveals How to Stop Military Coups in Africa

"Why I Joined Politics": Obasanjo Speaks, Reveals How to Stop Military Coups in Africa

  • Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, said it was not his original plan to join politics
  • The ex-president also said the rising military coup in Africa when leaders prioritise the interests of their people
  • According to the former president, the youth should try to join politics and serve humanity

Abeokuta, Ogun - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he joined politics by accident.

He stated this while addressing a group of youths under the umbrella of Africa for Africa Youth Initiative (A4A) at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta.

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Obasanjo speaks on his journey to politics Photo Credit: Olusegun Obasanjo
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Obasanjo explains why youths must join politics

The former president said he joined politics because of his love for people and humanity.

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He called on the youths to ensure that they join politics to serve their country.

Obasanjo said:

“Politics is about service. You must give service. Nobody is too old or too young or too poor to give service. When we begin to give quality service, then we shall have qualitative governance.”

Why military is taking over in some African countries, Obasanjo explains

The former president also addressed the rising coups in Africa in recent times.

Obasanjo said leaders at all levels should avoid situations that could lead to military come back in the continent.

He noted that the rising coups in the continent shows people are fed up with some things in their countries and are on the search for liberators.

He added:

“The rising cases of military coups in Africa show that the people are tired of some things in their countries and in need of liberators."

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You're not my wife: Obasanjo disowns Taiwo

Legit.ng earlier reported that the ex-president dismissed an apology reportedly issued on his behalf by one Taiwo Obasanjo, who claimed to be his wife.

Taiwo was said to have begged traditional rulers in Oyo state who felt embarrassed by Obasanjo's remark at a recent event.

Recall that the ex-president ordered the monarchs to stand up in honour of Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state.

But Obasanjo denied issuing the said apology and asked the public to disregard such.

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