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RE: Obasanjo: Nigerians ‘ll Decide My Successor

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Author: Aririesike Jude
Posted to the web: 6/8/2006 9:09:50 AM

RE: Obasanjo: Nigerians ‘ll Decide My Successor THISDAY ONLINE 6TH JUNE 2006
Aririesike Jude


No matter how hard President Obasanjo tries to persuade Nigerians about his transition programme, the fact remains that he has lost the Golden opportunity to place himself in the enviable position as African hero in the like of Nelson Mandela. He disappointed Nigerians when we needed him most by not speaking out vehemently against the charade that has come to be known as Third Term.

Now, he has come face to face with the harsh reality that in democracy absolute sovereignty rests with the people and not just a single ex-military general who spots a false sense of omniscience.


I lost confidence in Obasanjo when he refused to take the one-in-a-life time chance to kick-start the African peer review mechanism as the then Chairman of the African Union. He simply allowed political jobbers and perennial sycophants who stick parasitically at the corridors of power to deceive him with the THIRD TERM project.


No matter how hard the Special Aides of the President try, it is transparently clear that at the moment Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria remain a difficult brand name to sell even to most accomplished PR man. His case will be recorded as that of “grass to grace and grace to grass” in the Nigerian political annals.


I wish him well as his retires among his chickens in Otta Farm come 2007.


Aririesike Jude


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