ABEOKUTA – A former spokesman to a Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Otunba Segun Showunmi has appealed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo to hurriedly return to the country and render his pan-african experience in salvaging Nigeria from political destruction.
Showunmi, a PDP governorship aspirants in Ogun State, equally appealed the former President not to abandon the country as the 2023 general elections inches closer.
He stated this on Friday in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The eloquent critic disclosed that as a highly experienced and pan-Africanist that Obasanjo is, he should never be tired of offering his much valued help and advise as the country navigate through change of leadership during next year general elections.
Showunmi who was full of appreciation for the invaluable contributions of the former President towards resolving crisis in African countries especially, his recent intervention in Ethiopia crisis disclosed that this was another great peace building efforts and achievement that was worthy of commendation
He said “I join millions of people, especially the Ethiopians in thanking you Baba Obasanjo for your effort at resolving the crisis in Ethiopian crisis that had ravaged that African country for decades. It is very consistent with your life of service, I remember with nostalgia the same effort during the former Rhodesia now Namibia and Zimbabwean conflicts in the 70s. Baba, you have taught many life lessons, especially in the area of a purpose-driven life”.
Against the success story of Chief Obasanjo in Ethiopia, Showunmi has therefore called on the former President not to abandon the country as it struggles with its loads of challenges, especially when the general election is around the corner
He said “dear elder statesman, do not give up on the issues of Nigeria, I want you to look more pragmatically at the situation in the country and offer yourself to help Nigeria navigate the next circle of elections. As you know, when the elections involve a change of leaders at the highest level, it can be very nerve-racking needing a steady and guided hand.
“I trust that you understand what I am saying in the context of how fluid our security situation is right now, coupled with the socio-economic situation generally. Once again Baba Obasanjo May the lord bless and keep you to keep doing more for mankind”.
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