I Owe No One Apology –Chief Obasanjo


The former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his private visit to Makurdi, Benue State yesterday said that he owes nobody any apology for his commitment to the Nigerian project.Obasanjo made this known on Tuesday night at a dinner organized in his honour by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

He said that shortly after his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership card was torn he withdrew from all partisan politics and became an impartial Nigerian.

The former president continue by saying that he had a similar history to that of Governor Ortom, who recently revealed he was once a motor park tout at his youthful age, stating that he was called a tout at his old age in 2014.

He said that there was “no age, poverty, status, gender, position barrier in acquiring education and the day one stops learning is the day you also starts dying. He maintained that acquisition of knowledge should be from birth to death”.

Earlier in his remarks, Gov Samuel Ortom commended the former president for his contributions to the political development of Nigeria.

Ortom said the people of the state including him admired his courage and zeal in his pursuit for knowledge, after acquiring so much in life.

He said that his administration was committed to good governance and the necessary core values lacking in the society today.

Obasanjo also remind the governor not to forget all his promises made to people during his campaign.

Credit: Guardian Newspaper