Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday described Nigeria’s current situation as “very bad, but not irredeemable”.
The former president said every right-thinking individual knows where Nigeria is descending to if no urgent step was taken to arrest the drift.
The elder statesman, who expressed concerns the nation was not where it ought to be, spoke when he received the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Uche Secondus, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He revealed that Secondus had not visited him for the reason of partisan politics but because he was concerned about the disturbing situation of the country.
“The situation is bad, very bad, but the situation is not irredeemable. That is where the hope lies. The situation is very bad, but it is not hopelessly irredeemable. Therefore, we need all hands on deck. Let’s put partisan politics apart and think of what we can do to get Nigeria to where it is supposed to be and move Nigeria forward”.
Also speaking to newsmen after he met with Obasanjo, Secondus explained that he came to Abeokuta with his team to tap from the wealth of experience in his host.
His words: “I am here with the members of my team and as well as the PDP executives in Ogun State to tap from the wealth of Baba’s knowledge as a statesman.
“We are aware of the insecurity, the poor economy, banditry, kidnapping all over the country; and we can’t continue to watch without reaching out to the elders”.
“We need to have a peaceful country where democracy can strive and at this point, we need Chief Obasanjo to come in with solutions so that they can come to gather and advise the present government. That is the duty of a statesman”, Secondus stated.