August 17, 2018

Obasanjo: I’ve no regrets over decisions i took as president (ThisDay)

Obasanjo:  I’ve no regrets over decisions i took as president (ThisDay)

Despite strong criticism of some controversial decisions he took as Nigerian leader, former President Olusegun Obasanjo Friday in Kaiama, Bayelsa State, said he was not remorseful over any decisions he took while in office.

Obasanjo, who also inaugurated several projects to mark the sixth year anniversary of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration, noted that though he was not perfect as a leader, he nevertheless did his best for the country, given the time and resources available. 

Aside his controversial third term agenda, which he has repeatedly denied, Obasanjo ordered the military invasion of Odi, in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government, which led to the levelling of the whole community, following the killing of security operatives by militants from the region.

Addressing students of the Ijaw National Academy, a free tuition, free boarding secondary school, the former President argued that all decisions he took were informed by the information at his disposal at the time, maintaining that many times, some aides also had habit of blocking leaders from seeing the real picture of things their domain. Read more

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