In a chat with City Pulse Nigeria, the charismatic elder statesman relives his chance meeting with the late former premier of Western Region and he found himself in politics.
It was still the military era when Murtala-Obasanjo’s government toppled the Gowon junta and promised to hand over power to civilians after three years of re-organising the country.
When the ban on politics was hurriedly lifted by the Obasanjo-led military government, some programmes were put in place and politicians were asked to go and form political parties.
Politicians started tumbling and falling head over themselves. Five political parties later surfaced – We have the UPN, NPN, NNPP, AG and the last party I can’t remember for now.
report on Eti Osa. I was still afraid and reiterated that I was a civil servant. At that point, even the Onitiri was forced to yell that there were several civil servants in attendance and asked me to stop using it as an excuse not to serve.
To cut long story short, that was how I became a politician.
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