Obasanjo to Nigerians: Say whatever you like about me when I die


Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the barrage of criticisms that followed his comments over the death of Ogun state politician Senator Buruji Kashamu.

The elder statesman had in his condolence letter to the late Kashamu said the late politician even though escaped probe by various government agencies could not escape death which according to him was inevitable.

In responding to the verbal attacks he received from some Nigerians following his reaction to the death of Senator Kashamu,Obasanjo said  he does not care about what people would say about him when he dies.

According to him, he grew up in a community that does not eulogise or sing praises for people known with bad character when they were alive.

 “As you know, I say my mind as truthfully as I know them and in line with my convictions.

“People are free to say whatever they want about my comment. I don’t begrudge people for holding opinions on whatever I say or do.

“Let people say whatever they like when I transit. Now that I am alive, am I not being abused?

“Whenever I transit, let people say whatever they know or think about me. Let them say it as it is. What my maker thinks of me is what matters most,” he responded.

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