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‘If I Wanted Third Term, I Would Have Gotten It’ – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, claimed he was “audacious enough” to win a third term in government if he had desired it.

This comes as he declares he won’t join the Labour Party’s Peter Obi’s presidential campaign, stating he has done his best by penning his endorsement.

These were addressed by the former president on Thursday during a virtual event hosted by Africa Leadership Group.

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According to news sources, Obasanjo supported Obi in his New Year’s speech to Nigerians, which was headlined “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly young Nigerians.”


The former leader of Nigeria claimed he had no regrets about it.

Obasanjo said, “I am not in campaign train. I’ve used benefit of my experience and I’ve put plainly.

“I do not belong to any political party. I will not join any campaign train. I’ve said what is best for the country.”

Nigeria is where it is now because of leadership, Obasanjo said when asked about qualities to watch for in the next leader.

“We must decisively look for men and women who have the character, attributes, skill and attitude that we need for leadership, that will deliver in this country.”

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However, the former president denied rumors that he desired to serve a third term as president of the nation.


According to Obasanjo, he could have had it if he had desired.

Obasanjo said, “I never asked for a third term. If I wanted a third term, I would have got it. I am audacious enough to know how to get it.”



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