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Obasanjo Visits Market, Campaigns for APC


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo during the weekend paid an unscheduled visit to the popular Itoku market in Abeokuta south local government area of Ogun state where he Urged Nigerians to repeat during the coming governorship and state assembly elections what they did at the presidential and National Assembly elections, which produced the President-elect, Major General The former President who had arrived the
market at about 4:30 pm visited the few adire (local fabric) stores, local herb section and other segments in the market, saying, he was in the market on an unscheduled visit. While
addressing the traders, Obasanjo said since he returned from Abuja as President, he had not
been opportune to visit the market in the spirit of Easter, stating that he just felt it was
appropriate to do it during the season. Obasanjo, who spoke in Yoruba says:

"Since I came back from Abuja, I have not come here to say hello to you.

But, it occurs to me that I can do it during this Easter period and that is why I have come. How
is market and hope you are all faring well?

Response was given spontaneously by the jubilation traders. Speaking with newsmen on why he visited the market, Obasanjo said

"Since I came back, I have not really visited any market.
I have come to do two things. I have come to give them Easter greetings and to find out how
they are doing in their market." "This is my community. As a member of the community, I
want to know what's going on and what's happening in the community."

When asked by newsmen on what he expects the Nigerians to do at the coming governorship
election, Obasanjo said "they should do exactly what they did last Saturday," He declared as he made into his waiting vehicle. It would be recalled that Obasanjo retired from partisan
politics earlier this year.

Back then, after supervising the tearing of his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, membership card said he would prefer to play the role of a
statesman. Things fell apart between Obasanjo and the outgoing-President Goodluck
Jonathan.

The running battle however reached point of 'no settlement' in December 2013 when Obasnjo
wrote a letter that was published in newspapers.

Since then, Obasanjo had publicly made his support known in the choice of Buhari, who was elected on March 28.
Culled from: The Citizen Ng

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