You won’t achieve your political aspirations until you unite – Obasanjo to Igbos


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged people of the south-east zone to “shy away from the spirit of individualism” and unite to achieve the political aspirations that have eluded them.

Speaking on Thursday at the south-east security and economic summit in Enugu, Obasanjo, said the zone would not achieve much with continued individualism and lack of cohesion.

He said the people of the area seemed to have forgotten their spirit of enterprise and communal efforts, which stood them apart from other ethnic groups in the country.

Obasanjo said the zone was unique and that it needed to use its uniqueness to its advantage to negotiate the actualisation of its aspirations.

“The south-east is known for their spirit of enterprise and adventure and you have to utilise it for improved development and security,” he said.

“You must work together and not be divided. You must shy away from the spirit of individualism and must earn solidarity with your neighbours.”

He urged the state governments to leverage on the abundant natural resources in the zone to improve the lives of their people.

Obasanjo said the south-east could be the food basket of the nation, adding that state governments needed to take the responsibility of engaging the youth to check restiveness.

“I don’t think I should be eulogised for facilitating this summit in the south-east because I did the same thing when I visited Maiduguri because of the problem of Boko Haram,” Obasanjo said.




About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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