Nigeria not complicated to govern, Obasanjo tells visiting Udom Emmanuel


Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that though Nigeria is complex it is not a complicated country to govern, stressing that all that is needed is the application of honesty, fairness, and justice.

According to statement issued, yesterday, by Mr. Bola Bolawole, the spokesperson for Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Presidential Council, Obasanjo spoke when the presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, visited his Abeokuta residence to inform him of his presidential ambition.

Emmanuel had earlier told Obasanjo he was ready to rescue and restore Nigeria, having had sufficient private and public sector experiences, with good results to show. He said that a focused, sincere and capable leadership could solve major issues plaguing Nigeria and assured Obasanjo that, if given the opportunity, he would take practical steps to boost the economy and return Nigeria to her glory days.

Obasanjo appreciated the presidential aspirant for the show of respect by coming to inform him of his aspiration. He said: “Knowing you the way I do and the knowledge that you possess, which you have expressed in your brief speech, I have no doubt that if you have the opportunity, you will fix the economy of Nigeria.

“Our country is complex but not a complicated country to govern. It needs the application of honesty, fairness, and justice.

“Your presidential bid is a fair and legitimate thing to ask for,” he added.

The presidential aspirant was accompanied by a member of the National Executive Committee of the PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo; two members of the House of Representatives, Pat Ifon and Nsikak Ekong and Ini Ememobong, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy.

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