Former Head of state and democratic president Olusegun Obasnjo, campaigns for a new Nigeria based on the virtuous principles of democracy, justice, mutual respect, good governance, federal character, merit and competence to mention but a few.
In his words, he states that there are Nigerians
“in all walks of life, from all ethnic groups, religious groups, cultural groups, political groups and across age and gender who will work genuinely and sincerely for the emergence” of such a new Nigeria.
Speaking on Friday at the 2020 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture held at the Abeokuta Club, He made a call for the end of what he tagged as papering over the obvious cracks in Nigeria’s polity as this will not solve the problems
He urged all well-meaning Nigerians to speak out. In his words, he said;
“remaining silent makes us accomplices and irresponsibly so.”
“The solution lies in men and women imbued with courage, nationalism, patriotism, commitment, foresight and love in critical mass to spearhead the crusade for new Nigeria