Obasanjo: I Became ‘President’ At 39, Gowon Did At 33, Why Can’t You Become President At 30?

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Monday August 14, 2017 – I Became President At 39, Gowon Did At 33, Why Can’t You Become President At Age 30? – Obasanjo Asks The Youths

Ex-President Obasanjo has urged the Nigerian youths to take over leadership from old politicians since they are not ready to quit politics.

According to the former President, leadership positions are never on a platter of gold. He urged the youth to work for them.

OBJ urged the youths to stop complaining and get ready to fit into elective offices because the country needs leaders who are spiritually and academically sound.

His words:

”I joined politics from the top. The only position I contested for is President, but I had a track record of achievements, which led to that.

”Nobody will choose you; you have to choose yourself. Why should you have to become president at the age of 40? “Why can’t you become president at the age of 35? Why can’t you become president at the age of 30?

”General Gowon became Head of State at 33. I became Head of State at 39. And it is because of my track record, and thanks to Abacha (the late Gen. Sani Abacha)for putting me in jail.

”Those were the reasons why I had the opportunity to come back as elected President. The point is this -how are you prepared? Are you really prepared?

”You should engage in things that will bring about unity and integration. You see yourselves as Nigerians and one family instead of pursuing things that could divide the country.”

8 thoughts on “Obasanjo: I Became ‘President’ At 39, Gowon Did At 33, Why Can’t You Become President At 30?

  1. WHAT DID U ACHIEVE MR OBJ>AS WE ALWAYS KNOW THAT THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS.FELA HAS BEEN EX[POSED YOU WHEN U ASCENDED TO POWER.INTL THEIF THEIF DURING THE BOTCHED ITT DEAL.U SURVIVED ABACHAS TORTURE IN JAIL WHO WANTED TO FINISH U BEFR HE PASSED AWAY.U CRIED AND TESTIFIED THAT AS A BORN AGAIN,U WILL TAKE THE COUNTRY TO GREATER HEIGHTS..BUT WAS A COLLOSAL FAILURE .U EVEN WORKED TIRELESSLY FOR A THIRD TERM THAT LATER DISGRACED YOU.SAME WITH GOWON.WHOSE ACTS IN THE CIVIL WAR AND POST WAR EFFECTS STILL HAUNTS HIM TILL THIS DAY.YOU GUYS ARE ALL JOKERS WHO SUCCEEDED IN RUINING THIS NATION.

  2. If there is anything to describe LUCKY PERSON,it should be OBJ,though we may not know the torment he may be going through.. As history and sense of judgement help us to analyze..only God will judge all of us.

    As he is grooming his step son,nephew or who to replace him,we are watching with open eyes and will see how things will play out…Thanks to Nnamdi Kanu for creating more awareness,but for those who still clamor for One Nigeria,be ready for the worst as long as person like OBJ is still on the stage,either directly or through proxy.
    Unity without love will never bring any good result.

  3. Wat of Murmmar Gadafi who became president at d age of 27,in libya citizen dnt pay for electricity,water,hospital bills,education,free home etc but u people will not give chances to d youth below 35yrs if u talk dey will say dey dnt have wat it takes to rule d country useless looters,mr OBJ u are d highiest looter in d history of Nigeria so go and sit down jare.

  4. oga too bad we don’t have power of the gun like you and gowon,wow you don dey thief on a high level since u dey 39 and you still at it.so u don become pastor now as I hear ,u wan make haven

  5. Mr ex-president can’t you just take sometime out of political matters? are you aware that you are the mastermind and the architect of the political upheaval, government instability,the flawed and faulty nature of democracy in Nigeria and the enmeshed corruption seen in all level of government with no track record of achievement? What opportunity or room have you and your cohorts given to our prepared youths in the country to become president of Nigeria? You and your military coup de tat members took turn to ruin our nation leaving the masses with aggravated poverty and economic disaster and pain. Can you just stop this nonsense narration of your past crooked history and allow us time to reflect our mind on something else?

  6. Obj is a liar. He just told the world he didn’t know when he was born,now claiming became president at the age of 39.

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