‘Obasanjo Talks Just To Remain Relevant” – Fayose Advises Nigerians Not To Take Ex President Seriously


Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has advised Nigerians to disregard the utterances of former President Olusegun Obasanjo regarding the emergence of an Igbo president in 2019.

The governor was reacting to a statement by Obasanjo that the Igbo should be considered for the presidency in 2019.

In an interview with The Sun, Fayose said that the former military head of state, simply “runs his mouth to remain relevant” in the political sphere.

He accused the former president of doing more harm than good towards national development.

“Do you ever take Obasanjo seriously? I don’t take him seriously. By his nature, Obasanjo wants relevance at all times,” Fayose said.

“We have worked with him and used to be his foot soldiers. I know him more than anybody in this country. He just talks, so that he would remain relevant.

“Do you see any other former president in the country running his mouth like his? If it is not the fact that he has a voice as a former head of state, where is Obasanjo’s constituency?

“Let’s give it to him, as a leader in this country, whoever has governed this country before would remain our leader, but he must equally recall and admit that he is becoming more fairly negative than working towards national building.”

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