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Obasanjo, Adebanjo join Obi on condolence visit to Ohanaeze Ndigbo over death of Amechi



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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba cultural group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, joined the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, on condolence visit on Sunday to the headquarters of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu State over the death of a prominent Igbo leader, Mbazulike Amechi, a former minister, who died in November.

Obi, in a tweet, wrote: “I joined President Obasanjo and Pa Ayo Adebanjo at the Ohanaeze Headquarters in Enugu to sign the condolence register for late Chief Mbazulike Amechi. The team was received by Chief Ogene Okeke. – PO.”

Dr. Obasanjo had emphasised the need for a leader with character. The former President said that he shared blood for Nigeria’s unity, as well as being imprisoned.

Former President Obasanjo noted that Ayo Adebanjo also went to prison but did not shed blood, adding that he fought in the civil war for the unity of Nigeria.

Former President Obasanjo also said that Nigerians see him on the road and keep thanking him, but he feels that Nigerians should not thank him for his role in the country’s development.

Former President Obasanjo said that the problem Nigeria has is not having the right leadership for the country.

According to Obasanjo, “the problem we are having in this country is that we don’t have leaders who have the right kind of character that can be entrusted the leadership of the country.”

He said that he decided to stand for what is right, saying that he believes in equity, justice and liberty in the country, saying that when he stands for something, he is always committed to it.

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