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I Have Shed My Blood, Gone To Prison For This Country, I Can’t Be Threatened Over My Choice Candidate – Obasanjo

During a condolence visit to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat, Enugu, over the death of First Republic Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi,  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, declared that nobody can threaten him over his choice of a presidential candidate.

Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the president of Afenifere, and Peter Obi had accompanied Obasanjo on his visit to the Secretariat.

Recall that rumours have been making rounds that the ex-President has endorsed the candidacy of the Labour Party (LP) flag bearer, Peter Obi.

According to Obasanjo, he had shed blood and gone to prison; hence nobody could threaten him about his choice of a presidential candidate.

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.”

He said Nigeria’s problem was more national than ethnic. The former president lamented that Nigeria was yet to have a leader with the right type of character.

“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 added.


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