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Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by longetivity(m): 10:33am On Jul 14, 2020
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said everything he did while in office was in the best interest of the country rather than for his personal gains.

He also said those who claimed that he did nothing for the South-West or the Yoruba were wrong.

The ex-President said he remained worried that despite Nigeria’s enormous potential for greatness, steps were not being taken to translate that potential into reality.

Obasanjo said these in an interview with The Point Newspaper, published in the tabloid’s Monday edition.


Obasanjo said, “People who worked with me, it doesn’t matter where they come from, they remember what we did together. There is no question of favouritism, there is no question of, yes, this is my kith and kin. There is no question of this is my personal interest. I never say that we didn’t make mistake or we are perfect, but whatever mistake we made was a genuine mistake. It wasn’t a mistake we made as a result of selfishness.”

Reacting to the claim that he neglected the Yoruba while in office, Obasanjo said, “Some Yoruba have come to me and said you didn’t do enough for the Yoruba. I said, ‘Yes, did I do for Nigeria?’ They said, ‘You did?’ I asked, is Yoruba not part of Nigeria? If I did as I could for Nigeria and Yoruba are part of Nigeria, then I have done for the Yoruba as well as I have done for Igbo, Hausa and so on. I think that must guide us.



“The point you must bear in mind is that this country can be a great country. We have everything to make this country great. And that is what always worries me. When you see what we can do, how to do it, and we are not doing it. That is really unfortunate.

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“Can we get there? I believe we can. All we need is one generation of consistency in leadership, we will be there. That is what we need. We need one generation of right leadership consistently.”


Obasanjo advised the current leadership of the country to be inquisitive about what is going on around them, instead of shutting their doors.
https://punchng.com/as-president-i-didnt-pursue-personal-interest-obasanjo/

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by IamCookie(f): 10:34am On Jul 14, 2020
BIG...FAT Lie

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by SmartProf(m): 10:35am On Jul 14, 2020
How about your third term failed interest? Saint OBJ we salute you o...if u had done exactly like you are saying, why didn't we become like Singapore under Lee Kwan Yew. You think you are talking to children who wear pampers? Nonesense.

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Bethel4Life(f): 10:36am On Jul 14, 2020
Lolz irony

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by longetivity(m): 10:37am On Jul 14, 2020
IamCookie:
BIG...FAT Lie
best democratically elected president in Nigeria ever. He's not lying.

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Bethel4Life(f): 10:38am On Jul 14, 2020
IamCookie:
BIG...FAT Lie
U dey mind that ugly baboon

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by IamCookie(f): 10:42am On Jul 14, 2020
longetivity:
best democratically elected president in Nigeria ever. He's not lying.

embarassed

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by festacman(m): 10:47am On Jul 14, 2020
A Story of Three Friends:

Between 1976 and 1979 late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar'adua who was Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters and Gen. Theophilus Danjuma who was Chief of Army Staff cut a large chunk of the 'national cake' behind the then Head of State Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo who busy with day-to-day governance.

Soon after handover to civilian government in 1979, Danjuma started a shipping company, Nigeria America Lines, Yar'adua started Hamada Holdings and Obasanjo became a poultry farmer. Shortly after, while Obasanjo struggled financially, Danjuma and Yar'adua blossomed 'magically' making Obasanjo to look like a dunce.

Thus when Obasanjo had second bite at the cherry as civilian president from 1999 to 2007, he did not fool around. He subtly took a generous cut of the national cake and then used a number of known young entrepreneurs like Tony, Femi, Aliko, etc. to "secure the bag", making sundry robust investments. This is why he boldly stands up to successive sitting presidents and junkets around the globe attending events of interest and living large.

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by lekki1444: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
grin baba iyabo done come again. ebora owu the gangsta

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Emu4life: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
UstazAhmed:
We northerners love Buhari so much. He took everything from the south and brought it here. He's doing much more for us. Never will we allow southerners to become the president again.
MUMU

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Stephendeals: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
grin

Is the writeup talking about Yar'adua?
because i think that is arguably the most selfless leader we have had howbeit for a strong stint.....


Obj and GEJ cant say because they did not do enough for their region they are selfless...infact GEJ fall hand in that aspect

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by GodPunishBiafra: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
angry

OBASANJO the useless ex-president.
Pride and stubbornness didn't allow to add any value to the country.
Ghana must go president.



The only he has to his name is GSM.
This is an achievement anyways because, gms ONLY came during his regime and not that he was responsible for the achievements.


P.S
To the foolish OSU ipob jew pig opening new account every minute and trolling me, YOU ARE ONLY wasting your life grin
Una never tire
U never see anything grin

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Nobody: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
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“Just like the sun saying I don’t shine bright”

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Nobody: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
But OBJ's face sha looks like my anus cheesy
Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by YorubaKinging: 10:51am On Jul 14, 2020
You're a failure

And a very bad leader

You are also a Yoruba bastard and your end won't end well

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by kuntash: 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
I think I agree with OBJ to a considerable extent

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by tesppidd: 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
Obasanjo is the only saint in Nigeria.
Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by TreasureTayo(m): 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
Ebora Owu Fun raa raa e!

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by UstazAhmed(m): 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
We northerners love Buhari so much. He took everything from the south and brought it here. He's doing much more for us. Never will we allow southerners to become the president again.

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by IpobAntidote: 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
Yeah right.
Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Ciscogod(m): 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
Let us ask IBETO

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by solmus: 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
Buhari sef go later talk the same
Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Emu4life: 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
longetivity:
best democratically elected president in Nigeria ever. He's not lying.
Yes, of course. He's better than Yar'adua

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by michoim(m): 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
Nonsense ranting as usual
Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by martineverest(m): 10:52am On Jul 14, 2020
na wá o.....obj can lie


electing Obasanjo as first democratic president remains the greatest mistake in democratic Nigeria history

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Faithful21(f): 10:53am On Jul 14, 2020
God is watching
Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by iamyemiakins(m): 10:53am On Jul 14, 2020
OBJ is right, he has always been a man that supports the general growth and development of the country without tribalism and nepotism, you can see more of that during his military days and as Head of State and also handing over to a civilian government peacefully before coming to rule again for 8 years on a neutral ground.

Baba, no mind them jare

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by Ruggedniggaone: 10:53am On Jul 14, 2020
yes o baba iyabo even your third term agenda was a collective interest

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by AngelicBeing: 10:53am On Jul 14, 2020
shocked

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Re: Obasanjo: As President I Didn't Pursue Personal Interests by TreasureTayo(m): 10:53am On Jul 14, 2020
michoim:
Nonsense ranting as usual
Really?

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