How I became a politician by accident – Obasanjo (

How I became a politician by accident – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday in Abeokuta said he never wanted to be a politician but only became one by accident.

Obasanjo said this while speaking with a group of youths under the aegis of Africa for Africa Youth Initiative (A4A) at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).

Speaking on the recent occurrence of coup d’etat in some African countries, Obasanjo declared that any condition that encouraged such on the continent should be avoided as much as possible.

Obasanjo however noted that he would not support a coup d’etat considering his experience in the hands of a former Nigerian Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha.

“When you see things that happen in many countries, and I will not exclude Nigeria, then you wonder. But, don’t forget particularly the youths, they support most of these military take-overs,” the former Nigerian leader said.

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