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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has proffered solution on how to redeem the country’s bad situation.
Obasanjo maintained that though the situation Nigeria is very bad, it is not irredeemable.
The former president said this after he held a closed-door meeting with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo noted that every right-thinking individual knows that the Nigeria situation is very bad, but it is not irredeemable.
He also expressed concern that the nation was not where it was supposed to be.
Obasanjo however stressed that Secondus had not visited him on partisan politics, but because he was concerned about the situation of the nation.
He said “You have not visited me because of partisan politics, but you have visited me as a person who is concerned about where Nigeria is and where Nigeria may be descending into if the right action is not taken.
“And I couldn’t agree with you more, every right-thinking Nigerian and every lover of Nigeria will agree that Nigeria is not what it should be today, unless there is something else wrong with them.
“The situation is bad, very bad, but the situation is not irredeemable. That is where the hope lies. The situation is very bad, but it is not hopelessly irredeemable. Therefore we need all hands on deck. Let’s put partisan politics apart and think of what we can do to get Nigeria to where it is supposed to be and move Nigeria forward,” Obasanjo said.
Meanwhile, the PDP National Chairman said he visited former President Olusegun in Abeokuta to discuss with him, the situation of the country.
Secondus who addressed newsmen after the meeting that lasted for more than an hour noted that he came to Obasanjo as an elder statesman to advice the present government.
“I am here with the members of my team and as well as the PDP executives in Ogun State to tap from the wealth of Baba’s knowledge as a statesman. It been very difficult lately because Baba is a global personality, resolving issues across the world. In fact, the last place I learnt Baba visited was Afghanistan, despite the situation in that country, he went there and came back alive.
“ So, my team and I are very grateful and we give glory to God. We have discussed Nigeria. Nigeria first before any other thing. Yes, we belong to a political party, but if we don’t have a country, where do we practice the democracy? We need to have a peaceful country where democracy can strive and at this point we need Chief Obasanjo to come in with solutions.
“We are aware of the insecurity, the poor economy, banditry, kidnapping all over the country; and we can’t continue to watch without reaching out to the elders so that they can come to gather and advise the present government. That is the duty of a statesman, Secondus explained.
With Secondus at the meeting are ; National secretary of the party senator Ibrahim Tsauri, National treasurer , Aribisal Adewale , State chairman of the party Sikirulahi Ogundele and his members of the executive among others