Obasanjo: Old soldiers never die


By Denrele Animasaun

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else”- Theodore Roosevelt

There is a well-known saying, “Old soldiers never die; they only fade away”.

I beg to differ: not all soldiers fade away, there is one that is very alive and very much kicking. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is very much present and gaining pace. It seems this 80 year-old soldier is consolidating his legacy and atoning for any wrong he…

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