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2019: I May Write Another Letter – Obasanjo Reveals

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Two months after he came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that he may write another letter.
While speaking at the 14th annual lecture of Women in Management, Business and Public Service in Lagos on Thursday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, disclosed that he is considering writing another letter, just few months after he wrote a scathing one to President Buhari.

Chief Obasanjo

Chief Obasanjo

Recall that the former president had in a letter in January, asked Buhari to forget about contesting in 2019, saying doing so would amount to overstretching the tolerance of Nigerians, adding that he should retire from active public service.

According to TheCable, the ex-president who spoke earlier today, said the new letter might not be as tough as that of January, adding that the Coalition for Nigeria Movement which he introduced in the strongly-worded letter now has three million registered voters.

Obasanjo said if Nigerians register for the elections in good time, they would benefit from the ideals of CNM and similar movements, adding that at the “right time” , he would withdraw from CNM as long as the movement plans to groom capable hands for political positions.

The former president charged women on the need to be more visible in the political landscape and they have to “do enough for themselves”.

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He said; “If only womanhood was enough, Mrs Clinton would have made it to the White House but she had a man (Donald Trump) who did what he could do to get to power.

“I don’t want or expect women to climb palm trees to harvest bunch of palm fruits. If anybody says he wants to see my mother climb palm trees, I will take a second look at that person.

“But women must do what it takes to succeed in Nigerian political space. To you women, do not allow any body to build your world for you. Build your world for yourself. Yes, women need encouragement but they must do enough for themselves.

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