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Obasanjo Decries Rumours Circulating About Presidency’s Plan to Hand Governance Over to Military



Olusegun Obasanjo BellaNaija

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has condemned rumours circulating that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration plans to hand over to the military if he is defeated in Saturday’s presidential elections.

Obasanjo commented on the matter while hosting the South West women of the APC led by Aisha Buhari, Vanguard reports.

“I do hope we will get things more right. A lot of rumours are flying around, I think we have done away from the rumour of Interim Government because that is not in our constitution. I hope we will soon go away from the rumour of handing over to the military because the military is not meant to run affairs of a nation in terms of running government.

And the international community will not condone it, particularly African Union where it is part and parcel of the constituting act of the African Union, that any government that is brought about, not on the basis of the constitution will not be accepted, will not be tolerated and will not be a member of the AU until that government is dismantled.

It shouldn’t be Nigeria, we are the largest country in Africa, we should be a model, setting examples, we shouldn’t be drawing Africa backward, I hope we will not. I hope at the end of this exercise, we would be where we should be, leading Africa and showing examples for the rest of Africa and indeed the rest of the world.

We have the goodwill of many people, I watched, last night, President Obama talking about our constitution, I watched our brother from Ghana,  the current Chairman of ECOWAS talked about our constitution, they are all interested, they all wish us well, should we wish ourselves anything less?,” he said.

In his address, Obasanjo also decried hate campaigns among political parties, and urged that parties should focus more on what would unite the country instead of what would divide it.


  1. jayboogie

    March 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Mr Sabi .

  2. Ginika

    March 25, 2015 at 7:47 am

    For some reason in my mind, I read this article with a yoruba accent, infact to be specific, with Obasanjo’s accent.

  3. Taipan

    March 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Old man, you don start? ….bcos GEJ! never renew una Oil licence you don’t want to support him, na you get Nigeria!

    • Sigh!

      March 25, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      With the price of oil, and outlook, I don’t think anyone is worried about OPLs. Even if they are able to produce the oil, who is buying from Nigeria? Have you ever sat down to think of how the current government has ruined our international relations? For instance, the US has gone from being one of Nigeria’s biggest customers to producing its own oil (almost on the verge of having enough oil to export), yet you sit around thinking the people’s lack of interest is all about OPLs, smh!, ignorant bunch!

    • Taipan

      March 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

      @ Sigh or Hiss whatever you call your self, i don’t blame you if you are ignorant of the fact that the US has the biggest reservoir of crude and has stopped buying everywhere not only Nigeria that was y oil prize was cut down, let me inform you that China buys our crude, abt the international relations there’s more to it bcos of d anti gay law…may be you are “Gay” that’s y you are worried …


    March 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan deserved to loose the up comming election. Because he had demonstrated on many occasions he is an accidental president period. A mediocre president. Nigerians can not afford another four years of Gej as president. Come Saturday, March 28, 2015 let us show president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan the red card and elect General Muhammadu Buhari as our new president Long live Nigeria. The more you know, a word is enough for the wise. I ‘ m just saying.

    • Hugo

      March 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

      God bless you. An accidental president indeed!

    • MEEEE

      March 25, 2015 at 9:53 am


    • Taipan

      March 25, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Please say “YOU” not “WE” bcos i can’t vote a presidential candidate that doesn’t know the name of his running mate nor is political party, if i can add to d list of y i can’t vote him, i will add his forged or no Certificate and absence in a crucial presidential debate…. brother d list many

    • Shade

      March 25, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Why Buhari ? There are other candidates better than both . Why must Nigerians be stuck in one place then cry for change


    March 25, 2015 at 9:36 am


  6. Ani

    March 25, 2015 at 10:54 am

    GEJ till 2019. This baba should chill. GEJ is our choice.

  7. mybusiness

    March 25, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Cant we just vote KOWA or any other party? That will be the real change!. …away from all rubbish jare.
    It can happen!!! if KOWA is God’s choice.

  8. jummai

    March 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Sai BABA Sai Buhari

  9. Concerned

    March 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Hater TAIPAN………what has Baba Iyabo said now to deserve insult from you? He did not even mention anything about him or any other party.
    You go just open mouth like Kainji Dam and be abusing someone of your father or even grandfather’s age…………sebi you sef go old, whatever thou wil surely reap thousand folds.

    • Taipan

      March 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

      @ Concerned, i no blame you, …i know you can only read but you cannot understand…na so una dey use fail interview/exam, …where insult dey for my sentence? abi “Old man” na insult for your village?…..and you quote bible for me..may be the omo ota farm is ripping as well

    • Concerned

      March 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Even a blind man can read between your lines. Its not ya fault…na kick una dey take wake una parents for ya side. Its obvious that you can address your father like that……Omo po bi osan boole!

  10. akin

    March 25, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    GEJ oil license for you guys..

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