We brought in Buhari to save Nigeria, Obasanjo reveals

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he and three other eminent Nigerians brought President Muhammadu Buhari to help salvage the country.

According to the former president, the decision to bring in President Buhari was taken after they realized that the nation was at a crossroad.

Obasanjo stated this at a reception held in his honour at the Government House, Yola, Adamawa State on Thursday.

The former president also said Buhari has not disappointed them or the country.


Obasanjo said: “Three or four other of us from different part of the country got together and said to ourselves what do we do

“We said what is the problem with us and why are we still not growing. We got talking and knew we needed to do something.

“What do we need to deal with for this Nigeria of ours to become what God has created it to be. A land flowing with milk and honey, that is the intention of God for creating Nigeria.”

“So far, Buhari has not disappointed us. I trust him, he will not fail Nigerians. I know he will overcome the challenges the country is currently facing.”

Obasanjo, who said the country needs to get its acts right in the area of politics, governance and leadership for the country to develop, reiterated his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, insisting that the decision is final.

“In the part of the country where I come from, there is a saying that you cannot say ‘good night’ and come back to say ‘good evening’ in the same place.

“So for me, it is good night for the PDP and that is all.”