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Obasanjo backs Buhari over ultimatum on Boko Haram

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for given ultimatum to the service chiefs to end the Boko Haram insurgency by November.

Obasanjo gave the commendation on Saturday in Abeokuta while addressing officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), who paid him a courtesy visit at his hilltop residence.

He described Buhari’s decision as “right and timely.’’

“Buhari took the right decision by telling the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency by November.

“It is not good to just leave everything open-ended; it is a strategy in the military to set target for any operation.

“This will enable those concerned to work hard.

“Having a target is necessary. Even if that target is not met, the people concerned will have something to work with,” he said.

Obasanjo, who also pledged support for Buhari’s administration, pointed out that “no system of government can be compared with democracy”.

“I will work for the success of this current dispensation because there is no alternative to democracy,” he said.

The former president, who noted that Nigeria had started to witness positive changes since the inception of the new administration, called for support for the government.

“Nigeria in the last two and half months under the current dispensation has started witnessing positive changes.

“We thank God that we have such a leader that is helping us to translate our dreams to reality.

“We must give unalloyed support to him,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, the leader of the students’ body, Oluwatosin Ogunkuade, said that their visit was informed by the contributions of Obasanjo to the development of Nigeria.

“Your fatherly contributions to the development of Nigeria are noticeable and we have come to encourage you not to relent.

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10 Comments
  • agbobu

    TRUE TALK GOODLUCK JONATHAN WAS A VERY HUGE DISASTER AND HE MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR HIS DEEDS, TO SERVE AS A VERY SERIOUS DETERRENT TO OTHERS. GOODLUCK JONATHAN HAS PERMANENTLY RUINED THE CHANCES OF THE SOUTH SOUTH AS WE CAN NEVER EVER PRODUCE A PRESIDENT AGAIN. NOW YOU SEE WHY I AM VERY ANNOYED WITH THE VERY CLUELESS, VERY GUTLESS AND EXTREMELY VERY CORRUPT GOODLUCK JONATHAN.HISTORY AND POSTERITY CAN NEVER FORGIVE JONATHAN

    • Dede Kabi

      President Jonathan is a blessing to Nigeria. Judging from these pionts; 1.He has vision for Nigeria at least for initiating a national conference which any good thinking Nigeria should fight for 2. Its the first time in the history of Nigeria that freedom of the press and opinion is expressed without fear. 3. The first administration that lasted for 6 years without any political motivated killings on like Obasanjo’s regime, Buhari’s first regime, IBB’s, Abacha etc.Where is Delegiwa? Where is Bola Ige? Where’s Abiola? 4. The first to break godfatherism in Nigerian. 5.He is the first to put Africa interest first when it comes to economic relations with EU and the West in general maybe that’s why they were not comfortable with him. Having made all this glaring point, it’s only a stupid Nigerian who doesn’t know neither left nor right will not appreciate all these things. Just like my friend here who writes in capital letters

      • agbobu

        NO GOOD DRINKING WATER, NO GOOD ROADS EVEN IN OTUOKE AND YET GOODLUCK JONATHAN STARTED A 500 MILLION DOLLARS FARM IN ABUJA SINCE 2010. HE HAS MASSIVE ESTATES IN ABUJA, LAGOS AND ELSE WHERE. HE HAS A VERY MASSIVE HOUSE IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON UK. AS A MATTER OF FACT TWO MASSIVE HOUSES CONVERTED TO A PALACE AND OTHER CHOICE PROPERTIES IN LONDON AND SOME CAPITALS OF THE WORLD. GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS INDEED A VERY SHOELESS PERSON AS HE MADE US BELIEVE. GOODLUCK JONATHAN YOU ARE A VERY GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT AND IT IS VERY REGRETTABLE WE WERE ALL CONNED BY YOU. .

        • Abeg jo!

          Agbodu your grandfather was nobody, your father equally a nobody in the Nigerian political environment; and now ignorant you! Equally a nobody. You’re so stupid that you fail to see that Nigeria has moved on. Just shut up like the idiot you are!

        • Dede Kabi

          All these things is not even up to1% of OBJ’s loot but because he’s a Yoruba man it’s allowed although they are all allegations. Your hatred for Jonathan and Biafrans will destroy you

          • agbobu

            WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A VERY CORRUPT PERSON LIKE GOODLUCK JONATHAN, WHO WAS AT THE HEAD OF THE WORST CORRUPT AND VERY SHAMELESS, CLUELESS AND INEPT ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA. IF GOODLUCK JONATHAN COULD SHAMELESSLY STOOP SO LOW AS NOT ONLY TO ENCOURAGE BUT LED IN FORGING , CLONING AND SUBSTITUTING MY DRONE BUSINESS AND PROPOSALS AND WITHOUT SHOWING AND REMORSE OR DECENCY AWARDING SAME TO ALAMS AND PAY A VERY HUGE AMOUNT TO ALAMS AND HIS FRONT COMPANY. ANY PERSON WHO CAN DO THESE CAN DO ANYTHING NO MATTER HOW MEAN, DESPICABLE OR DEPLORABLE.

    • Aham Dennar

      If a leader has failed,it is the duty of the new leader to correct the wrongs but not waste time,castigating his predecesor.a living example is what Obama has done to the American economy battered under George Bush.
      Nigeria should learn a lesson from this.Let’s not waste time blaming people.Let the probes begin!!!!

  • Bankole Okuwa

    I do not understand the political philosophy of Obasanjo and I do not think I will ever understand him because he either supports what has been said or done or oppose what has been already introduced without his contributions. Nothing, I repeat nothing, commendable originates or emanates from him as a leader.

  • AmericanMuse

    Not a word about Goodluck J.

  • Izeobor

    OBJ: Once a dictator, always a dictator. This retired “mai guard” still thinks we are in a military dictatorship! When will he stop using the word “democracy” when actually what he is describing is “dictatorship”?

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