Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has said he wished to live above 100 years, believing that more achievements can be recorded in Yorubaland during his lifetime.
Obasanjo said this while celebrating the the first anniversary of the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Sabur Bakare, Jamolu II.
Speaking in Abeokuta on Tuesday, August 18, during an interdenominational service with believers of all faiths and commissioning of a borehole for the community, Obasanjo said, ” “I will be here to celebrate your 20 years anniversary with you whether I am invited or not.
“By the time I also partake in celebrating your 20th anniversary with you, if God wishes, He can call me to come and meet Him in heaven because I know by that time, I will be above 100 or more .”
He noted that working with the monarch in unity will make them achieve a lot in Yoruba Times, Daily Times reports.
”There are times that Kabiyesi don’t listen to words and there are times he does listen to words. If we are united, there is nothing we can’t do in Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole,” Obasanjo said.
The former president advised the monarch to propagate unity among traditional rules in Yorubaland.
In his remarks, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, noted that the past one year of the reign of Oba Bakare had been characterised by direct engagement of Egba monarchs, leaders, and other stakeholders for social cohesion and unity of purpose.
Alake expressed that the entire Egba Traditional Council was satisfied with the all-inclusive leadership of the Agura monarch and congratulated him for a successful anniversary.
Daily Times recalls that the former president pulled a lot of reactions after his condolence message to late senator Buruji Kashamu.
the subject matter and the body of your essay does not correlate. perhaps, Obasanjo is a man of peace. someone you can trust. his kind is rare to seen. i wish him 150 years.
Kashamu is one of the distinguished senators i love and cherish. his courageous and brave. he believe there is nothing man can not do to be happy. that man need to be happy at all times. very wealthy and strong. i was shock of hid demise. many mistake him as a drug lord people like Obasanjo. To be honest his richer than some state in Nigeria. His a simple man created by God who destroyed poverty.
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