Nigeria Need More Rebels To Speak The Truth – Obasanjo


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that for Nigeria to move forward, it requires “more rebels,” who are bold to speak truth to power not minding whose ox is gored.

According to reports, Obasanjo made this known in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday, while unveiling the autobiography of the Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Chief Tayo Sowunmi, titled, ‘Footprints of a Rebel’.

According to Obasanjo, “Looking at the title of the book, I ask myself, why would someone call himself a rebel? But it is good.”

He made it known, “The truth is that if you have to lead a life of honesty and integrity, you have to become a rebel. There will be some time you will be asked to do something, but you will say no, this is not right. And when you say that, you will become a rebel. You may even become a persona non grata.”

He added, “There is no other country that we can call our own except Nigeria. Our country, Nigeria, needs more rebels. Those who will look at things straight in the face and say, ‘This is not right’, ‘This, I will not be part of’, ‘This is not good for Nigeria.’”


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