Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Obasanjo Speaks: There must be New Government on May 29

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday insisted that a new federal government must emerge from Nigeria's elections ahead of May 29, 2015 in accordance with the country’s constitution.

Answering questions from BBC on the of the general elections, Obasanjo said the constitution lays out how the new government should emerge, "that is all I can go by. I cannot go by any situation or any other thing.”

Ex-President Obasanjo ruled out the possibility of any thing like Interim Government, saying:
I don’t know that because the constitution does not have provision for that. There is no place in our constitution for an interim government. I will just have to wait and see”.

Asked if he was concerned about the country’s future if the election does not hold, Obasanjo said Nigeria had gone near precipice on many occasions before, and came back.

“We will continue to have this type of uncertainty. We have had more than half a dozen of them in the past but we have survived them”, he assured.

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