In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, August, 2020

“I Do not Care About What Folks Say About Me Once I’m Useless”

"I Don't Care About What People Say About Me When I'm Dead"


Olusegun Obasanjo

An Ex President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has fired again at folks criticising him after he posted a condolence message following  the demise of Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and factional chief of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) in Ogun State.

In his controversial condolence message, the previous President stated the late Kashamu who was wished in the USA of America for alleged drug offences, was in a position to escape justice however couldn’t evade demise.

Obasanjo’s remark attracted criticism from some notable Nigerians together with former Governors of Ekiti and Lagos states, Peter Ayodele Fayose and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Nonetheless in an interview with Premium Instances,  the previous President stated it’s okay for folks to mourn each demise however that the residing together with himself, should draw the suitable classes from the lives of those that have died.

He Mentioned;

“Once I was rising up, in our neighborhood, when anybody identified with unhealthy character died, we often solely mourn him and bury him. No eulogy. No praise-singing.

“There’s an English saying that urges us by no means to speak unwell of the useless. However on this case, we’re not speaking unwell of the useless. We’re solely drawing classes from the life and historical past of the useless. I’m not gloating over his demise. It’s unhappy for anybody to die and we should mourn him.

“However we should study from such a passage. There shall be unhealthy classes. There shall be good classes. However we should always not simply be praise-singing or eulogising the useless, particularly when there isn’t any want to take action.

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“We must always not cowl up unhealthy histories and conducts in order that the suitable classes might be learnt.”

Obasanjo added that he doesn’t care about what folks would say about him when he dies as a result of he had stated the suitable factor about Kashamu.

The previous President added;

“As you realize, I say my thoughts as in truth as I do know them and according to my convictions. Persons are free to say no matter they need about my remark. I don’t begrudge folks for holding opinions on no matter I say or do.

“Let folks say no matter they like once I transit. Now that I’m alive, am I not being abused? Each time I transit, let folks say no matter they know or take into consideration me. Allow them to say it as it’s. What my maker thinks of me is what issues most.”

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