The Dein of Agbor, his royal Majesty, Benjamin Ikenchuku, (Keagborekuzi) has said that all the negative things said about the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo are untrue, adding that president Muhammadu Buhari should should dialogue with Obasanjo to help him achieve a lot in the country.

He also noted that the former president is sensitive to both the wishes and pains of both the North and the South.

He stated this during an interview with news men on Wednesday when he payed a visit to Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

“I have known Baba now for almost 20 years. He’s the President I came to know when I came back to Nigeria in 2000. He’s the President that I admire. Some people say so many things about this old man, which I found to be very untrue. All the negative things they say about him, even before I met him, I found out they were lies”

”Whether anybody likes it or not, Obasanjo is an elder and a statesman, who has served as Head of this country and led in different capacities. This is somebody that is well respected by the international communities too”

“I have known Baba now for almost 20 years. He’s the President I came to know when I came back to Nigeria in 2000. He’s the President that I admire. Some people say so many things about this old man, which I found to be very untrue. All the negative things they say about him, even before I met him, I found out they were lies”

“Obasanjo is somebody that is very sure of his position. He’s somebody that is confident of who he is and where he is going. But at the same time, Obasanjo is somebody that is very humble. So we should not be abusing our elders”

“These two portions of the country neither can do without each other. We are one people. God put us together in this country and we need to sit down and solve this problem together.”

”So, if somebody with this kind of experience and knowledge is saying something, the Nation should listen. We have a problem in this country and that is how we dialogue, which is sometimes abrasive and disrespectful and that is not how brothers and sisters should be living because, we are brothers and sisters. Obasanjo, is very sensitive to both the wishes and pains of the North as well as we here in the South”

The Monarch emphasized that with the military background that President Buhari shares with Obasanjo, it was evident that the two could still “continue a dialogue that those around them would not cause any kind of freezing in their relationship. They both need each other to be able to help steer this country forward.

”These two portions of the country neither can do without each other. We are one people. God put us together in this country and we need to sit down and solve this problem together.”

He said that the deplorable condition of the Badagry road (which he took on his way back from Cotonou, Republic of Benin, where he was made a Chancellor of a University, the first to be conferred on any Monarch from Nigeria), the Fulanization issue, the country’s security situation and the Kano government/Emir crises made him to come over to Abeokuta to see Obasanjo for discussion.

“I am not trying to gain anything from these visits, but to help our great country. We want peace, unity and be a fruitful country. We must get back to the good times of this country. I will also try to get to the governors too, we must just get back that is my concern now. Things are not just going right”

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