Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described himself as the watchman of Nigerian politics due to the role he now plays in the country’s polity.
Spokesperson of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Pam Ibrahim, on Thursday, quoted Mr Obasanjo as saying this while addressing the ADP presidential candidate, Yabagi Sani, who visited him in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Obasanjo was said to have described as undemocratic, the attitude of some politicians who heat up the polity by undermining and denigrating other Nigerians through thuggery and harassment of innocent citizens.
The former president was quoted to have said he would not hesitate to raise alarm on irregularities in the polity when necessary.
“It is undemocratic, the attitude of some politicians who heat up the polity by undermining and denigrating other Nigerians, through thuggery and harassment of innocent citizens.
“My role in Nigerian politics would be that of a watchman who is expected to be vigilant and raise the alarm whenever it is necessary,” Obasanjo was quoted as saying.
Mr Sani told the former president that his decision to contest for the presidency was borne out of the frustration of Nigerians, bad leadership and insecurity.
“We are in a country where the security of citizens is no longer guaranteed giving the crime rate we experience on a daily basis, especially insurgency, armed robbery and kidnappings across the country,” Sani said.