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Xenophobia: “No African Country Would Try This With Obasanjo” - Dele Momodu

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigerian media mogul and former presidential candidate, Dele Momodu has claimed Nigeria won't be facing attacks from other countries if Olusegun Obasanjo was still president.

Reacting to the xenophobic attacks on some Nigerians by South Africans, the publisher said the renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa would not have occurred in Obasanjo's time as president.

Momodu stated that the country was getting this sort of treatment because it has become too soft on other African countries.

“No African country would have tried this nonsense with EBORA OWU PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO… Nigeria has become too soft on the continent" he tweeted on his verified Twitter handle.

He then added that, while Obasanjo had other issues, that the respect he commands in the continent is second only to Mandela before calling on African leaders to stand together and fight xenophobia.

"You may have other differences with OBJ but, pls, the respect he commanded and still commands today is only second to that of Mandela. He is brilliant, courageous, confident, eloquent and brutal… Winnie Mandela still asked of OBJ when I visited her two months before she died.

"African leaders must rise up against this mass hypnotism called xenophobia and say NEVER AGAIN will citizens of any African country take laws into their own hands and terrorise fellow Africans."