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Olusegun Obasanjo 'African leaders are happy Jonathan lost' - Ex-President says

Obasanjo said some Nigerians likened Jonathan to a moving train that was going to crash Nigeria if not stopped.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he visited six African leaders since the March 28 Presidential election and they are all happy that incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated at the poll.

He said some Nigerians likened Jonathan to a moving train that was going to crash Nigeria if not stopped.

Obasanjo said this to an audience at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington

I have visited six countries since the election, they are as happy about the results. It is good not only for Nigeria, it is good for Africa and I believe it is good for the world,” he said.

Obasanjo advised African leaders against ‘do or die’ politics. He cited Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon as examples of African countries with leaders refusing to give up power, fearing they might “land in prison or in the grave.”

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