Olusegun Obasanjo

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Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, (born 5 March 1937) is a Nigerian political and military leader who served as Nigeria's head of state from 1976 to 1979 and later as its president from 1999 to 2007. Ideologically a Nigerian nationalist, he was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 1999 to 2015 and again from 2018 onward.

Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001

Quotes[edit]

  • For Africa to move forward, Nigeria must be one of the anchor countries, if not the leading anchor country. It means that Nigeria must be good at home to be good outside. No doubt, our situation in the last decade or so had shown that we are not good enough at home; hence we are invariably absent at the table that we should be abroad.[[1]]
    • THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT. Open letter to President Buhari.
  • The lice of poor performance in government – poverty, insecurity, poor economic management, nepotism, gross dereliction of duty, condonation of misdeed – if not outright encouragement of it, lack of progress and hope for the future, lack of national cohesion and poor management of internal political dynamics and widening inequality – are very much with us today. With such lice of general and specific poor performance and crying poverty with us, our fingers will not be dry of ‘blood’.[[2]]
    • THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT. Open letter to President Buhari.
  • We have only one choice left to take us out of Egypt to the promised land. And that is the coalition of the concerned and the willing – ready for positive and drastic change, progress and involvement. Change that will give hope and future to all our youth and dignity and full participation to all our women.[[3]]
    • THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT. Open letter to President Buhari.

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