Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned against voting the wrong leaders into power in the 2023 elections, saying the result will consume Nigeria.
Obasanjo, who spoke at the Wilson Badejo Foundation’s 15th annual lecture, with the theme, ‘Overcoming the twin challenges of poverty and insecurity in Nigeria’, held in Lagos on Wednesday, said Nigeria has no other option than to elect the right leaders.
Obasanjo said, “It is either we make the right choice in 2023, because if we make the right choice, we will get there.
“However, if we don’t make the right choice in 2023, things will consume us, and we pray against that one. We must make the right choice in 2023.”
The former military dictator said Nigeria is not where it is supposed to be, blasting those who think Nigeria is okay at the moment.
He continued, “My friend, the late Ahmed Joda, used to tell me that God has given us everything a nation needs and there is no need for prayers because if God has given you everything and you squandered it, then something is wrong.
“I told him that even at that, we still need prayers as a nation.”