Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on all opposition parties in the country to unite in harmony or the current situation in the country will continue beyond 2019.
Obasanjo made the declaration in his Presidential Library in Abeokuta while playing host to the former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa. He stressed that if the opposition continues to act in a different direction, the current political and economic situation in the country will not change but would rather escalate.
He revealed that if Nigerians do not work together, Nigeria will not be what it should be in 2019. He also noted that only one person is sure to be Nigeria’s President and if the oppositions start going in different directions and pulling in different ways, the situation in the country may not change.
According to the former President, “With a population of 200 million and for us to continue to complain shows we keep doing the something we have been doing. If we want a different result, we need to do things differently.” The situation in Nigeria today is not a situation which any right-thinking Nigerian will applaud and my strong belief is that Nigeria deserves better than what we have right now”
While thanking the former Sokoto governor for coming to seek his fatherly advice on his presidential ambition, Obasanjo stated that Nigeria deserves better than what it is experiencing right now, therefore, there is the need for opposition parties to speak in one voice. Obasanjo recounts his days as the president of the country when both of them differ in some issues but all base on principle as they eventually worked together.
Speaking on his presidential aspiration, Bafarawa stated that he decided to visit the former president for his blessings and advice ahead of his declaration. “I came here to see Obasanjo because he knows what I can do and he has confidence in my ability and capability to run for the number one seat in Nigeria. My achievements as governor of Sokoto State is a yardstick to measure what I can do for this country”. He explains.