Obasanjo ‘I found insults funny when I was in office,’ Ex-President says

Obasanjo made the statement on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, while presenting an address at a conference of the African Studies Association of Africa in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he derived pleasure from insults spoken against him when he was in office.

Obasanjo made the statement on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, while presenting an address at a conference of the African Studies Association of Africa in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“If you visit the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, you will find thousands of archived newspaper comics and columns meant to spite and insult my person even as a sitting President,” Obasanjo said.

“No individual or group of people was ever queried or jailed or repressed for expressing this freedom. Rather, I encouraged them because I derived fun and pleasure from the humour as I know who I am and nobody needs to tell me who and what I am not,” he added.

Obasanjo was Nigeria’s president from 1999 to 2007.

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