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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed the current leadership’s poor handling of the nation’s economy for the recent ranking of the country as the poorest in the world.

Obasanjo, said this while addressing the Lagos State executive members of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in Abeokuta.

He made the statement in reaction to remarks made by the State Chairman of ADC, Chief Tunde Daramola on the economic situation of the country, while wondering if Nigerians wanted a repeat of such leadership.

Obasanjo said: “As you rightly said, this is the hard time economically for all. It is for all of us, except the very few. Is that the type of leadership you want to have for another four years?

“PDP cannot do it alone, ADC cannot do it alone. There must be a collective effort to get the right leadership for the country. Recently, the country was rated as the poorest country in the world.

“India is with a population of 1.3 billion and Nigeria is about 800m, yet, we still have the most poor citizens in the world. Nigeria does not deserve this and this is the honest truth.”

Obasanjo said the fact that the state chapter of the party in Lagos is represented more by women, has shown the true state [f the society, that women are more responsible and result oriented than their male counterparts.

He said: “Even in schools, our girls are performing better than the boys. So, if you have more women in the exco, it is not strange, because they can get us going.”

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