Leave office or office will leave you; Obasanjo tells Museveni

Africa's longest serving dictators
Africa's longest serving dictators

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised Museveni and fellow long serving African leaders to leave office because if they did not, ‘office will leave them.’

According to him, a reason why most of such leaders stay on was because they had fears. He added that they were, however, becoming a rare commodity.

“Well, really after 12, 15 years, some of them up to 30, some have fears, I think that now they are becoming a rare commodity. And maybe if you don’t leave office, what happens, office will leave you,” he stressed.

He reserved praise for Angola’s dos Santos, who recently opted to step down after 38 years in charge. Obasanjo said he hoped other leaders will follow dos Santos’ lead. “Not too long ago, president dos Santos decided to leave office, maybe others will see wisdom in what he has done.”

The 80-year-old was addressing the topic of political tension in Togo, where he is on record to have called on President Faure Gnassingbe to leave office.

“I believe whatever he has to do in terms of development, whatever ideas he has, he has he must have exhausted them by now, unless he has something new that we do not know,” he told the BBC late last week.



  1. You feloz ,are bloody idiots ,It’s tym for chief Pharisee to leave office or else office will leave him ; i wonder how Banyarwanda lady’s pregnancies lasts for Two years in carriage ,then delivers 10 years after presumed Two months of pregnancy by then ……chief priest’s Father……go back for where you came from

  2. ahahahaaaa, mr Obasanjo should also know that the guy’s party has no permanent office in this country still paying rent as a charcoal seller which means he is a tenant in uganda as a semipermanent building! so he has no office to leave.