May 24, 2018

Why Yoruba rejected me in 1999, by Obasanjo (Nation)

Why Yoruba rejected me in 1999, by Obasanjo (Nation)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said his failure to secure the endorsement of the late Afenifere leader, Senator Abraham Adesanya, cost him Yoruba votes in the 1999 election.

Obasanjo said thrice he tried and thrice he failed to get the Southwest approval through Adesanya.

The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and Alliance for Democracy (AD) chieftain, Obasanjo said, was forthright in turning him down.

The former military ruler, who beat Chief Olu Falae of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in that election, spoke in Lagos at the 10th memorial anniversary lecture in Adesanya’s honour. Read more

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