Ogun monarch advises Obasanjo to fight less at 82


The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Michael Gbadebo, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop fighting and be “father to everybody”.

Oba Gbadebo gave this advice in his goodwill message to Obasanjo on the former president’s 82 birthday celebration held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.

The Ogun monarch, a retired military officer, was the private secretary of Late Gen. Tunde Idiagbon during the military government of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) between 1983-1985.

In his message at the occasion, Oba Gbadebo said he was usually miffed by Obasanjo’s continued vitriol at Buhari and always bared his mind to the former president.

He said, “At 82, baba is still fighting; please, fight less and be a father to everybody.

“You need to rest, fight less and take a position of a consultant at your new age.

“At 82 years, I think you should keep your sword more rather than use it always.”

Continued: “You all know that I was an officer under Gen. Buhari. So, each time Obasanjo criticises my boss, I always tell him, please leave the President alone.”

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