Ex- President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he
does not belong to any political party in Nigeria any
Obasanjo made this known at a function of the National
Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and
Riders Association, NACTOMORAS, in Abeokuta,
the Ogun state capital.
Addressing members of the association, Obasanjo said,
“As for me now, I don’t belong to any political party
and I will not belong to any political party. The only
thing that is of concern to me is the greatness of Nigeria.
But let me tell you that I am always available to you
for pieces of advice just as I promise to talk to you the
way I would talk to my own children.”
“You should be rest assured that I will advise you
honestly and sincerely. You know that I am not usually
afraid to tell anyone off, you know I am not afraid to
do so. Let me also advise you against drunkenness and
drug. Don’t get involved in them, because most of the
accidents on our roads have been traced to abuse of drug
and drunkenness among drivers.”
He also said that the economic challenges that bedeviled
the country during the military era led to the entry of
tricycle in the country.
“Before the existence of your organisation, what we
knew in Nigeria were taxi drivers. But because of hard
economic situation in the military government days, Keke
NAPEP came in. I even mandated and made provision
for Keke NAPEP all over the country, because where
ever we may be, we need a means of transportation.”
“As our population increases, so much more efforts will
be needed to move people from one place to the other as
our urban areas multiply so much that we need to move
people from urban and sub-urban areas,” he said.