Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria, claims that the country is at a pivotal point in its political history and requires a leader with the appropriate traits and the ability to turn things around.
To establish a new Nigeria where everyone would feel a sense of belonging and there would be justice for all, Obasanjo claimed he was working with other elder statesmen.
The First Republic’s Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, passed away on November 1. The former president expressed this yesterday at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat in Enugu, where he signed a register of condolences for him.
As a token of respect for the deceased, the head of the foremost Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, Pa. Ayo Adebanjo, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, both signed the register.
In his speech, Obasanjo stated that the main issue facing Nigeria was the lack of leaders who have the necessary moral qualities to be trusted with positions of authority.
In other words, if I put my hand on someone, it signifies that I think they have something to offer Nigeria in comparison to the other person, he explained. “And Chief Adebanjo, in my opinion, stands for the same thing.”
Obasanjo declared that despite having served his time in Nigeria and paid his debts, he would continue to fight for justice and added that the issue facing the nation is not ethnic but rather national.
“I have sacrificed my blood for this country,” he declared. I served my country by serving time in prison. What are you going to use to scare or threaten me, then? The only thing my senior brother (Adebanjo) hasn’t done is spill blood; instead, he’s been imprisoned.
“What I think and what I believe Pa Ayo Adebanjo thinks is Nigerian, not ethnic, not sectional, not religious. I firmly believe in equity, justice, and the unity of Nigeria.
Mbazulike was hailed by Obasanjo as a true Nigerian patriot and the last of the greats, and the former president expressed regret that he would not live to see the new Nigeria he had worked so hard to create.
The group’s Secretary General, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, welcomed the distinguished leaders on behalf of the group’s President General, Professor George Obiozor, and stated that the organization would continue to work for justice, fairness, equity, and inclusion in Nigeria as the late Amaechi did.
Emuchay expressed gratitude to the leaders for honoring the late former minister and all Ndigbo, reiterating that the Ohanaeze is still steadfast in its commitment to supporting Peter Obi in the name of justice and equity.