Obasanjo writes Trump, promises to work with American president-elect

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A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has congratulated the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump, and pledged to work with him to attain a “fairer world.”

In a letter dated November 9 he personally signed, Mr. Obasanjo, Nigeria’s president between 1999 and 2007, said, “I felicitate with you, your family and everybody in your campaign for winning the presidential elections to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

“Let me assure you that most of us in Africa who believe in equitability in the global affairs will work with you for a fairer world and more so, those of us in Nigeria.

“While congratulating you once again, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Mr. Trump of the Republican Party emerged the winner of the November 8 presidential election in what was described as the greatest electoral upset in the history of elections in that country.

He defeated his closest rival, Hillary Clinton, of the Democratic Party, who was projected to win the election.


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  • Watch man

    See this one! You want to continue your servitude to your global masters. You better respect yourself.

  • Ojeleye Iyiola

    If Trump will work for a fairer world,then we should save ourselves all the worries.

    • Tunsj

      He can’t because he is an incompetent racist.

      • Sonny Martin

        Right on!

  • Ojeleye Iyiola

    ironically OBJ wants to work with TRUMP while Prof.SOYINKA is preparing to tear his own green card.Ok ooo.

    • Fijabi

      These irrelevant nuisances just want to be relevant in their old age. Nothing more. If they have nothing to do then they should go on that necessary journey of no return and leave us alone. Imagine after 48 hours of Victory Wole is still preparing to tear his US Green Card. Nonsense.

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    I hope Trump has the ability to distinguish between spirit of men and Demons in men’s clothing. At times like this when everyone wants to be seen to be friends with Trump, the cosmic realm is bound to be polluted with unclean Spirits who have advanced degrees in CORRUPTION (Haliburton Scandal), MASSACRE of innocent citizens (Odi & Zaki Biam), and corporate FRAUD (Privatization of national assets) etc. Just like Jesus told Peter, ‘Get behind me Satan’! ———- There is no affinity between light and darkness.

    • Charles

      you made my day

    • FormerlyAPC

      The first time that I am reading something very intelligible and sensible from you Mumuwole

      • Otile

        The writer is Deri Orbuka not Patrick Mumuwole Awosan. Mumuwole cannot write this kind of good English.

  • FreeNigeria

    At what capacity is OBJ writing this letter, he is not Nigerian President. This evil man should just di_e and let the world have peace.

    • Rommel

      Because he is Baba Shege and Trump must be loyal

  • 123141

    Obasanjo should respect himself. If there’s anything the Trump triumph proved is that God fatherism as practiced by OBj is DEAD. So for the father of god fatherism to now want to work with one who believes in individual effort and republicanism is a kind of mixing water with oil. I can hear Trump replying OBJ – that is if the American has time to engage in such frivolity – and telling to lay off.

  • adekunle Akindude

    Mr Obasanjo may be you did not read Trump s opinions about Nigeria and its leaders If you want to work with him please do so at your own risk and humiliation That is my advise to you Sir as an elder statesman of Nigeria

    • Tunsj

      You hit that perfectly!! These people forgot that Racist Trump is a foul-mouthed demagogue. bigot and everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. Also, this is the same psychopath that stated that Nigerians come to the US to attend universities and take jobs away from Americans. Trump is an incompetent racist.

      • George

        kEEP CRYING your Obama secret Muslim is going home is shame and that is the end of your Northerner state governors visits America.

        Trump doesn’t blood suckers demons around him like Obama did.

        • Tunsj

          You are not making any sense at all.

        • Rommel

          And then Jonathan, where is he?

  • George

    This baboon Yoruba man think Trump is a sycophant like Obama.

    Trump has not time for nonentities

  • Rommel

    If Baba Shege has remembered him,then Trump must become loyal

  • Quo Vadis

    @tunsj:disqus

    Olusegun Obasanjo is too irrelevant. He’s uselessly irrelevant to American policy.

    He has no knowledge to contribute on economics or international law or on anything.

    • Laolu O.

      I just hope
      President Donald Trump will overlook this letter from General Obasanjo and just
      throw Obasanjo’s letter away. The risk is that President Trump could otherwise
      feel insulted to receive a letter from a crass fellow like General Obasanjo who
      should limit his ignorance within the contours of Burundi and Malawi without
      inflicting himself on America which is far above Obasanjo’s head.

  • Rommel

    I think some people wanted to let Mr Obama to know that he may have had the privilege to govern America but that it does not give him the right to tell them who to vote for,I still don’t believe Mr Trump won that election with his so called silent majority in the rust belt,how come he won all the swing states but lost popular vote? so many things happened that will be unravelling as the days go by

    • FormerlyAPC

      Rommel, check out the population of California, New York and Illinois alone. Since Hillary won those states, the number will equal 10 other states like your rust belt. That’s the reason.

      • Rommel

        Maybe you should check out how many presidents won election without winning popular votes,in history of America,such phenomenon has happened only four times and they were 1824: John Quincy Adams,
        1876: Rutherford B. Hayes,1888: Benjamin Harrison and the infamous case of 2000: George W. Bush which is the only time it happened in the entire 20th century,does this now show you that something wrong? maybe you should find out who Donald Trump is,a casino mogul that did a lot of business with the mob and understand perfectly well how to fix results,his election is very suspicious

        • FormerlyAPC

          You won’t kill me sha. I’m out here for a fire drill in 5 degrees temperature laughing like some convulsing baby. You guys can not only be creative but also imaginative in conspiracy theories..

          Have a great day. Try a red wine called Apothic- dark red. Will be good with suya

          • Otile

            Kay Soyemi Expired,
            Why have you so quickly changed your moniker to FormerAPC. Desperation combined with treachery will finish you Yoruba tribesmen.

  • Sonny Martin

    But does he wants to work with you? Trump has no interest in ex leaders unless you will like to walk his dog!

  • FormerlyAPC

    Busy body. Working with Trump as who? Does this man need to be reminded that I get am before no be property? He does not even share a single ideology with Trump. Oh maybe so that Trump will help protect his stashed-out looted funds in America.

  • Emeka

    Hahahaha. The Yoruba monkey is at it again. He probably think that Trump will have room for ugly outdated sycophants. I advise Obasanjo to make haste and withdraw all the rooted funds he kept in American banks before it is too late. He should sell all his American based properties bought with stolen money from Nigeri.

  • Bibi

    Lmao just look at this irrelevant man..obasanjo will do anything to stay relevant.busy body

  • Nero Chukwuekezie;OON

    DOLNALD TRUMP does not need you in anyway and can not work with a MAD DOG like YOU(OBJ). Work with your BUHARI.

  • marc umeh

    I wrote my own congratulatory message and I promised to work with him , but nobody gave it the light of the day ?
    I wonder why !!!!!

    • igboham

      Thanks for that.

  • Mufu Ola

    Busybody on the prowl again.What kind of work do u need to do for Trump?

  • thusspokez

    In a letter dated November 9 he personally signed, Mr. Obasanjo, Nigeria’s president between 1999 and 2007, said, “I felicitate with you, your family and everybody in your campaign for winning the presidential elections to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

    Here was the head of state of Nigeria twice but who seems not to have learnt anything about protocol. Or does Obasanjo thinks that he remains the Nigerian president? Did the Buhari’s office give Obasanjo clearance to send the letter?

    It is one thing congratulating a newly elected head of state via the media, but totally against protocol to go over the head of the current president of Nigeria to send them letter. What if Buhari and hence the Nigerian government official position is different from Obasanjo’s promises to president-elect Trump? Who decides Nigeria’s relation with Trump? Buhari or Obasanjo? Why do some Nigerians always make a føøl of themselves and the country, particularly, on the world stage?

    • Deen Tee

      OBJ does not need approval from PMB to congratulate US President elect. No matter what, OBJ is still a force to recon with among the past Nigerian heads of state and presidents.

      • thusspokez

        You are too backward to know about protocols, so piss off!

    • igboham

      He is now the foreign minister of Nigeria after his presidency. Go figure.

  • Rominiyis

    He can sell out for a back seat at king dinner table. Heard him
    “Let me assure you that most of us in Africa who believe in equability in the global affairs will work with you for a fairer world and more so, those of us in Nigeria”
    If only you ensure that at home, as if the rest of the world do not know what is going on in Nigeria where people can be beheaded or roasted to death with no prosecution and he kept mum so as not to offend his pay masters

  • Odumfa

    It is known that Obasanjo has been a secret agent against Nigeria’s interest for his own selfish ends. As a treacherous man he would like to work for Trump. He doesn’t want to lose his secret job and lose his loots stashed in America.

    • Decimator

      Even as i do not have all the facts at hand, I do not completely doubt your postulation.

  • Excisionist

    Trump needs to be told that this is the man who presided over the establishment of Sharia law in Nigeria and by default, the spread of terrorism. He should have nothing to do with Obasanjo

  • Chain Jee

    Trump: this ape could probably be kept in the White House zoo to amuse my guests.