Nigeria more divided than during civil war – Obasanjo laments over state of disunity in country

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented over the current state of disunity in Nigeria.
Obasanjo expressed his feelings while speaking during the “2019 annual retreat/conference and general meeting of members” of the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria (ACAEBIN) in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Thursday, March 21, Vanguard reports gathers that the former president stated that even during the civil war, the country was not as divided as it is today.

He said: “When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are today.”


He added: “Today, we are in danger if we don’t take partnership serious. Partnership within our people, within Africa and the rest of the world.”

Meanwhile, previously reported that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo explained why he would not comment on the outcome of the February 23 presidential election, adding that speaking about the election would be ”subjudice.”
Obasanjo said this on Tuesday, March 19, at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre Abuja, at the launch of a book written by Abdullahi Shehu, titled ”Election in Nigeria: The Long Road To Democracy.”

Speaking further about why he has not spoken about the outcome of the election, Obasanjo said: “I will not dabble into the details of what I call current aspect of Prof Shehu’s book because since the emphasis was on the national election, particularly the presidential election, and the presidential election is now taken to court.”





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