2019: We Will Do Whatever Needs To Be Done To Dislodge Buhari, Says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), will do whatever needed to be done to make power change hands in the 2019 Presidential election.
Obasanjo stated this in Ibadan while addressing the Oyo State chapter of the CNM.
While urging the youths to get prepared to take over the mantle of leadership of the country, the former President stressed that next year’s election would be a herculean task for the opposition.
He said: “Some people believe that those that are in position, whether they are doing well or not, they must continue to be there. But when we say they must not be there, they will want to fight back. They will do many things to wreak havoc, but everybody must be prepared. It will not be easy to wrest powers from them. If you think it will be easy to liberate Nigeria, you are deceiving yourself.
“But the God that did it yesterday will do it again today. We have seen this before. In this Nigeria, we have had a situation that we had five political parties and the five parties nominated one person as candidate for presidency. If only his nuclear family had voted for him, he would have won.
He noted that a similar scenario happened in the past when all the five political parties in the country adopted one person as their sole candidate for presidency.
Obasanjo said, “Our God was laughing then, now he is also laughing. When the time was up then, he confirmed that He is God. He is omnipotent, omnipresent and eternal who can do all things and who can make all things possible. But if we are leaving things to God, we have to play our own part.”
He added: “I just want to join in assuring you that the philosophy of what we have is CNM, and what it will transform to will not be different.
“We have not had a political party in this country that is grounded in the grassroots. All our political parties are elitist. We have not got a party in this country that has given a pride of place to the youth.
“The youths under 40 years old form more than 65 per cent of our population. Now, who will tell you that because you are under 40 years old, you cannot play a very significant role in the affairs of your country?”
At the meeting were former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who is the National Coordinator of the movement; former deputy governor of Oyo State, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja; two former secretaries to the Oyo State Government, Chiefs Olayiwola Olakojo and Ayodele Adigun; Obasanjo’s close associate Otunba Oyewole Fasawe; and a legal luminary, Hammed Raji (SAN).