Why Obasanjo is Nigeria’s best president since 1999 – Moghalu


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Former presidential candidate, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the best to have ruled the nation since return to civilian rule in 1999.

He stated this in a series of tweets on Monday.

Explaining his assessment of the former president, Moghalu wrote that Obasanjo performed creditably well in nation-building, national security, economy, and foreign affairs.

“OBJ, faults and all, is our best President since 1999. One key reason for his success is that he was focused on Nigeria as his constituency not his ethnic group.

“All his career was federal/international – nation-building, national security, economy, foreign affairs.

“So he thought like a president of Nigeria, not a provincial politician. Nigeria is a unique place.

“In advanced democracies, it is often the case that politicians start local and move upward. Because they have a real nation with a unity of purpose and destiny.

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“Here, the presidency requires transcendence of mind and action in order to provide the kind of leadership we need.

“Strong experience in federal and international institutions provides that necessary perspective for effective leadership of a country like ours,” Moghalu wrote.

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