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Biafra: Obasanjo slams IPOB, Buhari



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has faulted those agitating for Biafra.

In an interview withObasanjo said individuals agitating for the dissolution of Nigeria were only waiting for ship at the airport.

Naija News gathered that Obasanjo slammed agitators they have no idea what the struggle was all about.

The former soldier expressed his view on the Biafra struggle in an interview with African Argument, a Liberian based news platform.

Obasanjo said, “The protesters don’t even know what the struggle is all about, but if it gives them false hope, why not hang onto it? Let the elders handle it or ignore it until it loses momentum.

“There are elders in any community who are still respected…After all, they’re their fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, and can still be used effectively,” he said.

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Obasanjo, speaking on the issue of federalism expressed that he does not believe in “true federalism”.

He said, “I don’t believe in true federalism. What is true federalism? Why are they not accountable? What powers do they not have?

Obasanjo also condemned President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for not effectively tackling unemployment and recession, while contesting that those agitating for true federalism have adequate knowledge on what they are calmouring for.

He added, “In fact, state governors are more powerful than the president. That’s the truth.”

“If anybody tells you they want devolution or true federalism, he doesn’t know what he is talking about.

He advised that if “youth empowerment, skill acquisition and youth employment – education are provided the ticking bomb of possible youth explosion out of restiveness and anger will subside. In fact, state governors are more powerful than the president.”

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_