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Obasanjo to face protests in London

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

A Nigeria civil rights groups Forum’ is planning a protest against former President Olusegun Obasanjo when he comes to London, March 18 on a speaking mission.


The convener of the Liberty Forum, Kayode Ogundamisi, said the former Obasanjo who ruled Nigeria as President between 1999-2007 lacks moral authority to address a British audience as a statesman and has requested England-based Nigerians, and Nigerians either travelling through London or living elsewhere but are willing to converge at London March 18, 200 for the protest.

The convener of the Liberty Forum, Kayode Ogundamisi, http://kayodeogundamisi.blogspot.com said the former Obasanjo who ruled Nigeria as President between 1999-2007 lacks moral authority to address a British audience as a statesman and has requested England-based Nigerians, and Nigerians either travelling through London or living elsewhere but are willing to converge at London March 18, 200 for the protest.

 

 

Ogubdamisi called on all those who wish to participate in the protest, to send text messages to 07951402986 or to signify their availability on that day to him by e-mail at: odamisi2000@ yahoo.com .


The group said it is organizing the massive protest to bring attention to Obasanjo´s atrocities in invading Odi in Bayelsa State and Zaki Biam in Benue State during his rule as a supposedly-elected leader. In those events, hundreds of unarmed civilians were killed by rampaging soldiers.


The group said, “We cannot let Obasanjo get away with the lies he intends to sell to the British people. This is the man who gave Nigeria the worst election in world history; he cannot be allowed to whitewash his sins in the United Kingdom while Al Bashir of Sudan is wanted for genocide.”