Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who recently alerted the nation of rumours by the ruling government to set up an Interim National Government (ING) in place of holding elections, has again raised an alarm of a rumour that the Jonathan administration plans to hand over to the military if he loses next Saturday’s presidential election.
While hosting the South West women of the APC led by the wife of the party’s presidential candidate, Hajia Aisha Buhari however, said he was happy that Nigeria has gone beyond the rumour of ING, and expressed hope that the country will also survive the rumour of handing over to the military.
According to him, the ING could plunge the country into chaos in the same manner the former President of Cote d’l voire , Laurent Gbagbo did when he refused to hand over after he lost the election.
He explained that the intentional community especially the African Union will neither accommodate nor recognise any government that emerges without the constitution of the country.
He said, “It shouldn’t be Nigeria, we are the largest country in Africa, we should be a model, setting examples, we shouldn’t be drawing Africa backward, I hope we will not. I hope at the end of this exercise, we would be where we should be, leading Africa and showing examples for the rest of Africa and indeed the rest of the world”.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo who also bemoaned hate campaigns among the political parties said political parties should focus more on what unites the country against what divides it.
He however, called on women to take active role to make the country a better Nigeria adding that they would be the greatest victims should anything go wrong in Nigeria.
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