Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he does not regret helping Goodluck Jonathan became Nigeria’s number one citizen.
Obasanjo said further that he supported Jonathan in order to grant the minority a chance to rule the country. The former president made the comments during a recent interview, according to Vanguard.
“I believe that Nigeria politics will be strengthened even more if we have the opportunity to allow the minority in its own right to emerge as President, and I do not have any apology for anybody because the purpose I wanted Nigeria to achieve had been achieved,” Obasanjo said.
“That any Nigerian can become president, it is not a regret for Nigeria and for me because Nigeria gave him that opportunity, he used, abused, misused as he wished and at the appropriate time, Nigerians said thank you for what you have done and what you have not done and Nigeria said bye bye, which is the beauty of democracy,” he added.
Obasanjo became a major critic of Jonathan towards the end of the latter’s administration and at one time compared Jonathan’s regime to that of late dictator, Sani Abacha.