Opinion: Obasanjo Is A Great Man

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This Baba(Obasanjo) continues to amaze me. On my way to the office, I saw the screaming headlines, ‘Obasanjo bombs Jonathan’. I have not read his letter; I hear it is all of 18 pages long. Jonathan should be wary. This bobo does not come out lightly.  See our recent history, weeks after he came out, Yar’Adua matter was resolved and it has always been like that, ask IBB. Baba said IBB’s SAP must have a human face and IBB stepped aside.

I once went on a visit to Baba’s Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta. I recommend all students of power to go visit him. The size of the palace is amazing and his waiting room is an auditorium. We were ushered in and we met him playing ‘ayo’ with some of his friends. He looked up and marvelled at our suits. You know how Investment bankers like to look dapper. He ushered us into an inner room and listened very carefully to what we had to say. When we finished, he laughed and called one of his aides to take us to his uncompleted library.

This is the crux of my story today. That library housed a museum that chronicled his life from birth to present. That story is the story of Nigeria. Baba has been a recurring decimal in our lives as Nigerians. He was there during the civil war, he was there during the ‘Ali Must Go’ riots of the 70s, he handed over power to the civilians, choosing the weakest candidate, this he replicated another two times, first with Yar’adua and now with the Jonathan he is bombing.

Me, I don’t know if to support or crucify him this time.  He is my personal hero sha.  I have his kind of potbelly even though I do not share his love for women. He is charismatic and yet, dour. He is powerful and at the same time looks powerless.  All his people have lost out in PDP, he could not even save his daughter, but yet he remains the single most influential Nigerian that ever lived after Tuface.

To take this statement lightly would spell doom for Jonathan and his fellow travelers. Jonathan must quickly go back to his war chest and redesign strategies with which he would use to mitigate whatever baba is planning. He should build a wall around Baba’s mansion thereby stopping visitors from visiting him. He should seize baba’s International passport so that he would not be able to go for Mandela’s burial – that would frustrate him, ’cause Baba is planning to have that kind of burial. He should withdraw the import license on Amala, his favourite meal and clearly frustrate Baba so he can go on exile to Uyo, where my mama will keep him in solitary confinement in her store with only fufu and afang as companion.

This late freedom fighter must be caged and it is very easy to cage him. Let’s get him Calabar girls. Round and very fair otherwise, Jonathan should forget 2015 o.  We in the south-south must remain in power for eternity, even though we have no clue regarding what we will do with the power, let’s just hold the thing regardless.

So, Rueben Abati, Dr. Okupe, here is my number 0802…………….. please call urgently, I have like five pretty damsels on standby for your inspection before we dispatch to Abeokuta.  I will be doing this for free even though I will not mind getting one of the Cosharis BMWs as compensation without the bullet proof sha.

Edgar J

Edgar J

An Investment banker with a chip on his shoulder. A deep thinker with a different view of the society. Blogger and theatre critic, Edgar passes social commentary on Events, issues and people usually from a humorous standpoint. Sometimes caustic and almost fearless, he mixes his vitriolic abuses with humour such that the message hits you with a buffer that makes you smile. He runs a regular column in MODEMEN Magazine while still keeping his day job as a Financial Adviser cum wealth manager. A keen sportsman, Edgar loves the exciting game of train spotting. As there are no more trains in Lagos, he has taken upon the keen sport of Molue counting. He believes that in the next five years, these legendary modes of transport unique to Lagos would disappear hence his interest in them. A Lagosian by birth and a Shomolu man by residence. Welcome to Chantal’s....


  1. OBJ is an achiever and a great man that nobody has ever had his profiles.Let us look back, In 1966 he fought Biafrian war which he was the commander in the war field .In 1976 he became Head of state, and in 1979 he hand over to the elected President which Alhaji Shehu Shagari, and in 1999 which is after Twenty years of his rulership as head of state, he became elected president in Nigeria with a lot of credibility.To me in Nigeria i quote nobody has beat his profiles. So he is worthy to be calling Messiah of our time because he normalized everything.Talk of fuel scarcity, standardization of banking system, brings corruption to the bearable level. And there are other achievement we could not mentioned.To me OBJ worth kudo which made him a great man.

  2. Your view is very cool, you are a great thinker and master of critical analysis.
    Leading Nigeria to achieve its great potential is an outright war thou,as their are many who thrives on the backwardness of this nation and will do everything to keep it so.

  3. Punch, well done for your giant strides in upgrading your website. The contents are awesome. Keep it up. Please try to uphold ethical reportage that always put the well-being of your consumers first. Nigeria is a great country!!!

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