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I’ll support any candidate that’ll turn Nigeria’s fortune around – OBJ



A former President , Olusegun Obasanj , has said he will support any Nigerian who will turn the country ’ s fortune around for good.
He said this on Thursday when he received a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter -Governmental Affairs , Kabiru Tanimu Turaki , at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta .

Turaki , who is a presidential aspirant , came with a 10 – man delegation that included a former governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna .

Obasanjo reiterated that he would not rest until the fortunes of Nigeria are “ turned around for good. ”

He identified the dearth of “ qualitative leadership” as one of the major challenges confronting Nigeria , adding that men of goodwill must not keep quiet in the face of misrule .

He then called for concerted efforts from the political class towards providing the country with better leadership.

He said , “ Let me say that what is happening here today or what you ’ re making to happen with your delegation particularly gladdens my heart .

“ You are firming up and stabilising our democracy . Democracy is not a destination but a journey and there is no nation that can claim to have reached the final destination .

“ It is good for us as a nation and our democracy . We have said a lot of things that we have identified about what we need to put right as a country . What do we lack ? Why are we not where we should be ?

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“ We are so divided today the way we have not been before . People are deprived socially and economically . But you know , I have never lost hope .

While speaking with journalists after the meeting , Turaki said he came to pay respect to the former president and also to intimate him with his presidential ambition in 2019 .

He said the indivisibility of the country remained non – negotiable .

He also accused the All Progressives Congress – led administration of “ incompetence ” due to its “ inability to resolve some of Nigeria ’ s many challenges . ”

He said , “ The meeting has been a very fruitful one . We have discussed openly , honestly and frankly about the current situation in this country and like always , Baba was of tremendous guidance to us .

“ Baba has spoken in his vintage way of speaking passionately about the situation in Nigeria .

“ We believe that our indivisibility as one and united nation is given and it is non -negotiable . We feel that our unity is also non – negotiable .