Election 2023: Obasanjo drops bombshell, says ‘I can’t denigrate my noble profession for politics’

  • Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied making a comment disparaging the military profession in the name of politics
  • Obasanjo, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, said he never asked Nigerians to come to Lagos Bourdillon to look for the best politician.
  • The former president said this while reacting to an unverified viral WhatsApp message which claimed that Obasanjo had told Nigerians to turn to Bourdillon for a holy politician.

Abeokuta, Ogun- Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, has denied saying that Bourdillon is where Nigerians can find a thoroughbred politician to save Nigeria.

The ex-president added that only trained military personnel are good managers of men and material, Vanguard reported.

Obasanjo denies making a ridiculous claim about the military profession Photo credit: Olusegun Obasanjo
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Did Obasanjo ridicule the military profession for politics?

The former head of state made this known in a statement through his special media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Sunday, October 9.

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Obasanjo said he never commented at the expense of the military, which he considered a “noble profession”.

The former president said this while reacting to an unverified WhatsApp message that went viral and was authenticated by a faceless group called ‘national patriots’.

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The message claimed that Obasanjo said:

“If you are looking for a thoroughbred master class politician, visit Lagos Bourdillon.”

However, Obasanjo said:

“Only the military train personnel to be good managers of men and equipment.

“So I can’t denigrate my noble profession for politics that has no formal training. It’s wrong and untrue.

Source: Legit.ng


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