Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has once again offered Nigerians to follow the new popular movement ahead of the 2019 elections.
Speaking on Tuesday at the peaking at the 15th Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) Annual Lecture and International Leadership Symposium in Lagos Obasanjo advised that it was time for Nigerians to act seriously on the political affairs of the state.
This he said in a way of promoting his new political party Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM). He noted that Nigeria has been moving from one phase of leadership to another since independence. He said, “We cannot fold our hands and think that we are there yet, we are not there yet.
“The first generation of leaders gave us independent, there was transition from colonial to independent, then the military came and the military went out, then change of regime between one party to another but we have to transition to popular movement that will give the people the feeling and believe that the power lies in their hand.”
He further stressed the importance of focusing on developing the poor and degrading state of education in the country. He lamented that less than 30% of Northerners are educated.