“My Role In Nigerian Politics Would Be That of a Watchman” – Obasanjo Reveals What He Will Do During Elections
Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his role in next month’s presidential election, would be that of a vigilant watchman who will not hesitate to raise the alarm whenever there is any irregularities.
Obasanjo stated this while addressing a delegation of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), led by its presidential standard-bearer, Yabaji Sani, on Thursday, in Abeokuta.
In a statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity of YY Sani Presidential Campaign Organisation, Pam Ibrahim, the former president further enjoined Nigerians to engage in what he called “participatory democracy” in order to vote in credible and patriotic leaders.
“It is undemocratic, the attitude of some politicians who heat up the polity by undermining and denigrating other Nigerians through thuggery and harassment of innocent citizens.
“My role in Nigerian politics would be that of a watchman who is expected to be vigilant and raise an alarm whenever it is necessary,” Obasanjo said.