Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the state of the nation, saying that many Nigerians are “disillusioned and hopelessly frustrated.”
Obasanjo noted that the country ought to have ceased to exist owing to “many mistakes that have been made, but God did not allow such calamity to befall the country”.
The former president spoke yesterday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, when the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka, was formally presented to him alongside other candidates of the party ahead of the 2019 elections.
According to him, God did not create Nigeria to be a failed country, rather one of the leading countries among the comity of nations.
He however maintained that the country still lags behind other developed nations because of the “conscious and unconscious choice of the people of Nigeria.”
Obasanjo said, “Some people are hopelessly frustrated and when I see people like that I tell them – don’t be frustrated because of the situation in the Nigeria. Otherwise, we have made many mistakes in this country that Nigeria should have ceased to exist, but that has not been our lot. That has not been our situation, we thank God for that”.