Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, last night, said President Muhammadu Buhari would be ousted in the 2019 election for poor performance and inaction on urgent matters that offer economic benefit for all.
Obasanjo stated this at the Babcar N’diaye lecture series organised by African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) on the sidelines of ongoing International Monetary Fund/World Bank Group meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
The former Nigerian leader said Nigeria needs to assert itself among the League of Nations, and only smart leaders would take the opportunity.
The development, which is more like a tacit endorsement of another presidential hopeful, is also a clear indication that Obasanjo has fully declared his non-support for Buhari’s return.
Obasanjo, who spoke at the event, titled: “Global Power Disequilibrium: Trade Wars and Implications for Africa,” noted the importance of responding to international engagements and the opportunities that should be tapped into quickly to grow the country.
He said: “I can assure you that Nigeria will soon sign. Hopefully, we will soon have a president that will be able to sign it, because the incumbent president’s hands are too weak to sign.”
Meanwhile, the Director of Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, said three out of four children in Africa are dropouts, contributing to the continent’s underdevelopment.
The World-renowned economist, who also discussed the topic, said there was a global fund to fight diseases 18 years ago and now, there is need for an Africa fund to ensure quality education for every child.
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