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Obasanjo motivated by desire to rule continually – Na’Abba

Posted by By ONUOHA UKEH on 2005/07/15 | Views: 307 |

Obasanjo motivated by desire to rule continually – Na’Abba


Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’Abba has said that he opposed President Olusegun Obasanjo because of his dictatorial tendencies. Also, he said his opposition was predicated on the President’s desire to prove a point to his “friends and enemies rather than what Nigerians desire.”

Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’Abba has said that he opposed President Olusegun Obasanjo because of his dictatorial tendencies. Also, he said his opposition was predicated on the President’s desire to prove a point to his “friends and enemies rather than what Nigerians desire.”

Speaking on Eko FM, Na’Abba accused President Obasanjo of being motivated “by the desire to rule Nigeria continually until he himself decides it is time for him to go.” He said the President is driven by “ego rather than reason,” a thing he said “frightened me and I felt a challenge must be provided.”
Hon. Na’Abba said he was inspired to fight for Nigeria because God gave him the assignment, adding, “I felt that if I were to be overwhelmed by complex, I must not feel that I am less endowed in age and must not confront somebody older than me in age.”

The former lawmaker enjoined Nigerians to fight to wrest power from people he said were holding the country hostage. “This cannot be done except by sacrifice in the sense that whatever it takes us, we must do. It is essential for us to mobilise ourselves, we must be ready to practice whatever is necessary for the mobilisation to take place,” Na’Abba said.

He condemned the attitude of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take issues that threaten democracy as family affair. “You cannot say the Anambra issue is a family affair. It was made one because somebody powerful was interested in what was going on in Anambra State. This is the long and short of it.”

On the derivation impasse, Na’Abba said justice should be the cornerstone in democracy, adding, “if you go to South-South, despite the enormous resources the states are getting, you find out there is much poverty and certain people are exploiting the situation.”
He said resource control was desirable but that it should be looked at “within the context of Nigeria and Nigerians.”


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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.