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Nigerians brought President Buhari to Power, Not me – Obasanjo



Olusegun Obasanjo NEW

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, denied media reports that he and few others brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power.

Obasanjo was speaking in Jalingo when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Darius Ishaku of the state.

He said such reports were baseless, untrue and calculated attempts to smear him.

Obasanjo said President Buhari was overwhelmingly voted by many Nigerians.

“No single individual or group can claim that glory,” he said.

The former president also said that the Mambila Plateau in Taraba had the potential of becoming the hub of tea production in Africa.

He expressed determination to promote the tea production potential of the state using his connections and experience.

“The Taraba tea factory is a symbol of national greatness. The tea potential of this state can attract global demand and earn the nation foreign exchange,” he said.

Obasanjo noted that beside tea, the state also had potentials in cattle rearing, poultry, power generation, among others.

“The livestock potential of this state surpasses any kind of cattle rearing known in this country. Likewise in poultry which of course is in commercial quantity.

The Mambilla Hydro-Power Project, if completed, has the capacity to generate more than half of our power demand in this country. Therefore, Taraba is indeed a blessing to this country,” Obasanjo said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there are over 50,000 hectares of land suitable for tea production on the Mambilla Plateau.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. nnenne

    August 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Don’t mind Nigerian government.
    Let them not think differently Let them keep relying on fossil fuel (oil).

    The time of sitting down as a president, writing checks out of oil is gone. Time when leaders didn’t need to think.
    Now, only creative leaders can make a difference.


    August 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    methinks Obasanjo has become as irrelevant as NITEL

    • Damilola

      August 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Obasanjo is not irrelevant. He’s one of the few behind the scene running the country. Nigerians brought Buhari to power. Therefore, he should work to meet the need of the people. This hard time will determine what Nigerians are really made of and their ability. If Nigerians have creativity and innovation as a people.

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