2023: Making wrong choice can consume Nigeria – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria cannot afford to make the wrong choice in the 2023 presidential election.

According to him, making the wrong choice can consume the nation.

The octogenarian said this while speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the Wilson Badejo Foundation’s 15th Annual Lecture held in Lagos on Wednesday.

Speaking along the line of the event’s theme, ‘Overcoming the twin challenge of poverty and insecurity in Nigeria’, Obasanjo said only the right course can set the country on the path of prosperity.

He noted that poverty and insecurity caused by bad leadership has prevented the nation from taking its rightful place in the comity of nations.

“It is either we make the right choice in 2023 because if we make the right choice, we would get there.

“However, if we do not make the right choice in 2023, things would consume us and we pray against that one. We must make the right choice in 2023,” he said.

Obasanjo added, “Nigeria is not where it is supposed to be today. If anyone says it is ok where we are at the moment, then the person’s head needs to be examined.

“My friend, late Ahmed Joda, used to tell me that God has given us everything a nation needs and there’s no need for prayers because if God has given you everything and you squandered it, then something is wrong.

“I told him that even at that, we still need prayers as a nation because what is good needs prayers and on the other side too, we still need more prayers.”

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