You Can’t Threaten Me—Olusegun Obasanjo fumes
Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has been in the Nigerian political scene for far too long to know how the theatrics are played and for the former head of state, he cannot be threatened over his choice of candidate ahead of the 2023 elections.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that no one can scare him over his selection as a presidential candidate amid rumors that he is endorsing Peter Obi, the Labour Party, LP, flag bearer.
Obasanjo claimed that since he had committed crimes and been imprisoned, no one could make threats against him about his choice of a presidential candidate.
At the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat in Enugu State, he made this disclosure.
Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the president of Afenifere, and Obi had accompanied Obasanjo on his visit to the Secretariat.
They paid their respects at the Secretariat following the passing of First Republic Aviation Minister Mbazulike Amaechi.
However, Obasanjo said:
“I have shed my blood for this country. I have gone to prison for this country.
“So, what are you going to frighten or threaten me with? The only thing that my senior brother (Adebanjo) hasn’t done is that he hasn’t shed his blood but he has gone to prison but we will leave that aside.”
The former President added that Nigeria’s issues were more national than ethnic in nature.
Olusegun Obasanjo bemoaned the lack of a leader with the proper kind of character in Nigeria.
“The problem we have in our hands in Nigeria is not ethnic. It is national. And for me, the most important thing in a leader is character.
“If I put my hand on someone, it means that comparing with the other, I see that there is a merit that will be of benefit to Nigeria,” he said.