Love him or hate him, former President Olusegun Obasanjo does not suffer fools gladly. He is an Enigma of sort and will always say the truth no matter whose ox is gored. If you say he is an opportunist who always leverage on the spur of the moment to score political point,that will not deter him because he loves to tread where some people fear. While some will want to keep mute at the defining moment in order to be politically correct always, Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo will say it as it is.
At the unification concert held by Iya Adura worldwide, Esther Ajayi late last night, titled: “Concert: celebrate the comforter 2019” to unify all the white garments church in Nigeria, Chief Obasanjo was in his usual element .
After the welcome address by the executive governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, it was the turn of the former president to make his remarks. Pronto! The National anthem was rendered before his remarks. And immediately, after the national anthem, Obasanjo who was dressed in white ‘Sutana and amure’ to match had to correct the organizers of the program that they breach protocol by not reciting the national anthem before the Lagos state Governor made his remarks. He says it was more appropriate for the incumbent governor because he is the rave of the moment.
“The National anthem should have been sung for the Governor when he came to give his welcome address. It’s not compulsory for me because I’m a former president. “Elesin ana ni mi” meaning former President.”
Obasanjo from that moment shifted his focus to Sanwoolu and showered prayers on him. “You have not only come to honour Iya Adura Esther Ajayi, you have come here to revere God. God will be with you and ordered your footsteps. ‘Oko Oba , ada Oba ko ni sa e lese.” The former President was so generous in his prayers for Sanwoolu that there was thunderous applause.
Sanwoolu, on his part displayed the ‘Omoluabis’credo when he was making his remarks that the Tafawa Belewa Square, venue of the program was electrifying before he left after OBJ’s remarks.