Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the country is yet to achieve its full potential.
He said that anyone who says things are fine as they are right now should have their head examined.
Obasanjo spoke on Wednesday at the Wilson Badejo Foundation 15th annual lecture in Lagos insisting that, “Nigeria is not where it is supposed to be today. If anyone says it is okay where we are at the moment, then the person’s head needs to be examined.”
According to Obasanjo, Nigerians must vote for the right candidate in 2023 because the progress of the country is at stake.
“It is either we make the right choice in 2023 because if we make the right choice, we would get there,” he said.
“However, if we do not make the right choice in 2023, things would consume us and we pray against that one. We must make the right choice in 2023.
“My friend, late Ahmed Joda, used to tell me that God has given us everything a nation needs and there’s no need for prayers because if God has given you everything and you squandered it, then something is wrong.
“I told him that even at that, we still need prayers as a nation because what is good needs prayers and on the other side too, we still need more prayers.”
In May, Obasanjo said Nigeria needs a leader who is passionate about the country.
The former president had said the situation of the country was “agonising” for him and other Nigerians, but that no matter how bad Nigeria’s situation gets, it can only be made better by citizens.