Orji Kalu Exposes How Obasanjo’s Third-Term Ambition Was stopped By Mandela

Published 7 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 20-07-2019 11:28AM (7 months ago)

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Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday revealed how the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, put pressure on former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to drop his third-term presidential agenda.

According to Kalu, Mandela played a crucial role in ensuring Obasanjo abandoned the idea of amending the Constitution, to enable him contest for a third term in office.

“I recall my personal interactions with him (Mandela), especially during our national struggle to force President Olusegun Obasanjo to drop his plan to amend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and secure an extension of his tenure.

“Disturbed by the details, Mandela placed a call to President Olusegun Obasanjo and told him in clear terms that whatever his plans were, it was neither desirable for Africa.

“That intervention, proved strategic to the leadership question in Nigeria at the time, leading to elections in 2007,” Kalu said.

The former Abia state Governor made the revelation, while giving a speech on ‘The Mandela I Know’, at the 10th commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day in Abuja.

The event, which was organised by the South African High Commission in Nigeria, held at the University of Abuja.

The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Roet, Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof Abdul Rasheed Na-Allah, and the Deputy Vice-chancellor, Prof C.B.I Alawa, were in all attendance at the event.

Doyourworst at 20-07-2019 11:37AM (7 months ago)
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A born traitor!....Kanu, a useless son of his people!. History will definitely judge you from the ugly side. Fool.
Baye77 at 20-07-2019 12:05PM (7 months ago)
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ofcos we know Mr Obasanjo is only angry because his third term bid failed...and because some illegal privileges he was enjoying even after living office were cut short...that's why he's writing letter left right nd centre...
You took our $16B and claim to invest it in power..u took our farm and made it ur own...Obasanjo of all people shouldn't be talking in this country.
Brave5500 at 20-07-2019 01:58PM (7 months ago)
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Where is this third term agenda coming from? I think this traitor is upto something hope ur clone master is not embarking on d journey cos u guys will all sink in d ocean...