O’odua, Biafra Republics will fail, says Obasanjo
“You are a Fulani beneficiary” says Oodua group blasts OBJ
By Samuel Ogunsona
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that separatist agitation in Nigeria will fail.
The former President, a civil war veteran who led Nigeria twice said Nigeria would defeat her enemies who wish to see an end to the country’s oneness.
But the Oodua Liberation Movement, OLM) said nothing less was expected from Obasanjo being a major beneficiary of the political and economic system in Nigeria.
He spoke during the launching of a book in Lagos. Obasanjo is usually ambivalent depending on his mood swing. He was said to have visited Benin Republic where speculations were rife that he pleaded for the release of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) noted for his resistance against terrorist invasion of his ancestral homeland but now hunted by the Nigerian State.
The event attended by Irohinoodua was the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of
Methodist Church Nigeria icon Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang on Friday.
The event was held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard located in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub.
Obasanjo said Mbang is a lover of Nigeria. According to him, it is cheaper for Nigeria to stay together than to separate. The book was titled ‘My Life and Times’.
Obasanjo said “We are here to honour somebody we should honour, and learn from him (Mbang), to show that we genuinely love and appreciate him for the service he has rendered to the Christian community in this country and world over. And to assure him that whatever happens, we will continue to work for unity, peace, security and progress of this country.
“I know that these are things that are dear to his heart. We want to assure you that Nigeria will continue to exist because the cost for Nigeria not to continue to exist is much more than the cost for us to make Nigeria to continue to exist.
“There are many people –high and low – who can be described as enemies of Nigeria but they will not win over those who are friends of Nigeria.”
A member of Oodua Liberation Movement, (OLM) Mr Sunday Akinnuoye told Irohinoodua that Obasanjo is not expected to be the solution to the problem he caused.
” He is a beneficiary of the system. All he became in life was courtesy of the Fulani North. He does not want to feed the finger that feeds him” Akinnuoye said adding that at 84, Obasanjo cannot speak to the future of millions of young Yoruba people “who will choose their destiny and work for its actualisation.”