I Was Pressured into Running for President in 1999- Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said he was pressured into running for the office of President back in 1999.
Obasanjo spoke during the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The former Military Head of State said the pressure came right after he left prison.

Obasanjo recalled how he met the cleric before his election in 1999, saying, “I came out of prison and pressure was mounted on me to contest election as president. Initially, I resisted and I said how many presidents do you want to make out of me but the pressure continued to mount.

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