Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to repeat last Saturday’s feat at the poll during this weekend’s governorship and State Assembly elections.
Speaking on his return to his home town in Abeokuta, General Obasanjo charged the villagers to repeat the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections, which produced the president-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former Chairman of the Board of Trustee, (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who made a surprise visit to the popular Itoku market in Abeokuta South Local Government Area, Ogun State on Saturday, April 4, addressed the people, urging them to exercise their civic duties on April 11.
Obasanjo visited a few local fabric store and in no time, the entire market was agog.
PM News reports that while addressing the traders in one of the under construction market hall, the former president told the people that he had not been opportuned to visit the market since he returned from Abuja, saying that, “in the spirit of Easter, he felt it was appropriate to do it during the season”.
Speaking in his mother language (Yoruba), Obasanjo said, “Since I came back from Abuja, I have not come here to say hello to you. But, it occured to me that I can do it during this Easter period and that is why I have come. How is business, I hope you are all faring well”.
Responding to questions from newsmen on his visit to the market which has over 20,000 traders, 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.
“This is my community. As a member of the community, I want to know what is going on and what is happening in the community,” he said.
On his advice to the traders ahead of the April 11 election, Obasanjo retorted, “They should do exactly what they did last Saturday,” he declared as he made into his waiting vehicle.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who on the announcement of General Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the March 28 presidential elections, congratulated the president elect but urged him to fight corruption in the country.