Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed his optimism about the 2023 election, said the election must be a turning point for the country, and urged Nigerians to avoid emotions that can destroy.

Obasanjo said this on Saturday, 3rd December, 2022, when he received the leadership of the apex socio-cultural group in Tiv, Benue State, Mzough, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The former president, who was conferred with the title of a Great Warrior of Tiv land by the socio-political group, said if Nigeria is ready to get it right, the 2023 election should be a turning point.

He charged the Middle-Belt region not to relent in their demand for rotational presidency in Nigeria.

Obasanjo also enjoined Nigerians to see the country as for all “to save it and restore to what God has created it to be”.

“We should not go for emotion that will destroy us”, he said.

He added that with the growing population of the country, the oil and gas sector can no longer feed the nation, “only farming and agric business could tackle the nation’s growing population”.

Olusegun Obasanjo is a Nigerian political and military leader who served as Nigeria’s head of state from 1976 to 1979 and later as its president from 1999 to 2007.

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo Ideologically is a Nigerian nationalist, he was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from 1999 to 2015, and from 2018 has been a member of the African Democratic Congress party, ADC.

Story: Asma’u Sani