As president, published insults by critics gave me some pleasure – Obasanjo
While presenting a keynote address yesterday at the first
international conference of the African Studies Association
of Africa (ASAA) titled, “African Studies in the Twenty-First
Century, Past, Present and Future” which took place at the
International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan,
former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that when he was
President, he derived a form of pleasure whenever he was
insulted by his critics.
He said he enjoyed the insults so much that he kept
published insults in the archives in his presidential library.
“If you visit the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential
Library in Abeokuta, you will find thousands of
archived newspaper comics and columns meant to
spite and insult my person even as a sitting
jailed or repressed for expressing this freedom.
Rather, I encouraged them because I derived fun
and pleasure from the humour as I know who I am
and nobody needs to tell me who and what I am