Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that the outcome of the general election has divided Nigeria more than ever before.
While speaking recently in Abuja during the presentation of a book authored by Tunji Olaopa, Obasanjo said he is too old to keep quiet on national issues.
He described the election outcome as a “sickening show of shame” and urged the incoming administration to put measures that would foster national reconciliation in place.
He said efforts are needed to rescue Nigeria from its launch into dystopia and added that it would only be possible with a common vision.
Obasanjo said: “Given what we saw during the election, Nigeria is now even more divided and more corroded than we thought. This places a deep onus on any administration following the current one, to urgently facilitate the process of national moral rearmament and national reconciliation for the aggrieved and will lead us across Nigeria and to assuage the youth.
“This must be done in sync with the imperative of national value orientation that Nigeria requires to build a collective sense of enduring and local values and national belonging.
“Let me conclude by stating clearly that I am now too old to keep quiet and watch Nigeria’s seemingly clueless launch into dystopia. All efforts are now required from all committed patriots to rescue the nation from the precipice. And when I look at the audience I have a feeling that among the people who can do it and who must do it are some of you here.
“It has become my own personal obligation, continuing in my relentless service as a letterman, dedicated in my twilight years to say the truth, as I see it, so as to push Nigeria in the direction of our collective aspirations. What is our collective aspiration? A better society where all Nigerians can become what the Almighty God destined [them] to be.
“At times like this, some of us have to adopt the attitude of being known to be blind and not being afraid of the dark. But we must continue to work for the light of all.”
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