Some Classmates Said I Had Gone Mad When I Wanted To Join Army — Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed the reaction he got from most of his classmates when he told them he wanted to join the Nigerian army.

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According to him, his classmates believed he was insane when he said that.

Obasanjo, who is Nigeria’s two-term civilian ruler and former military head of state, said this in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, published on Saturday.

Giving the reason for his friend’s remark about him joining the army, he said that the army was not an attractive place to be at the time he joined.

He said, “I went to school with some classmates and when I decided I would join the army, some of my classmates said I had gone mad. And in a way, you could agree with them. And at that point in time, the army is not a glamorous place to be then.”

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The former president joined the Nigerian Army In 1958.

Regarded as an elder statesman, Obasanjo remains one of the country’s most respected past leaders.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that Obasanjo has maintained his belief that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 General Elections remains the best candidate for a better Nigeria.

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