15 September 2017
By Ugonnabo Ngwu
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the achievements so far recorded by his administration, stating that there is need to encourage the President to do more.
He made this call on Thursday while featuring on a CNN global affairs interview programme hosted by the news organisation’s Chief International Correspondent, Nima Elbagir.
During the 2015 presidential election, Obasanjo pitched his tent with Buhari against incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan, who had been his political godson. Weeks before the election, the ex-president made a public show of shredding his PDP membership, which is Jonathan’s party.
“President Buhari has not disappointed me. Yes, he is fighting corruption, he is fighting an insurgency. We are not there yet and it is not a one night wonder. With what he has done, we should credit him and encourage him to do more,” Obasanjo said.
Moving on to speak on the challenges facing the African continent, the elder statesman said there is need to change from the status quo, adding that African youths must make bitter sacrifices.
His words: “There are many challenges. How do we feed our population that is supposed to double in about a generation from now? How do we provide jobs for them and employment?
“Now, these are the challenges. It cannot be business as usual. We cannot sit in the cool and comfort of our past and think that we will be able to bring about change. Change has to come.”