BREAKING: The Unstoppable Olusegun Obasanjo Writes Another Very Powerful Letter

By Post-Nigeria: September 16, 2019 19:48

BREAKING: The Unstoppable Olusegun Obasanjo Writes Another Very Powerful Letter

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the African countries whose citizens were affected by xenophobic attacks in South Africa, to report to the African Union, AU.
Obasanjo also advised the affected countries, including Nigeria, to take other measures if the first option does not yield the desired results.
Obasanjo stated this on Monday, in his latest letter written to the Founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, in South Africa, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
The former President, said that he wants the affected African countries to table appropriate motions at the African Union, as a first option, and consider other measures, if the situation continues unabated.
Obasanjo, who described xenophobic attacks on foreigners by South Africans, as a great disservice to Africa, called for urgent reconciliation between the xenophobic countries and South Africa.

He said: “For any African country to encourage or allow, or not seriously sanction xenophobia against Africans in their country, is a great disservice not only to the country where xenophobia takes place, and the countries of the victims concerned, but also a great disservice to the whole of Africa and black race.
“At this juncture, there is need for fence-mending, reconciliation, and wound-binding between South Africa and the countries whose citizens have been victims of xenophobia and afrophobia in South Africa.

“As a suggestion, South Africa should send emissaries to the countries concerned, to explain, apologise, and agree on the way forward for mutual understanding, accommodation, reconciliation, and binding the wound to promote unity, concord, and brotherhood in Africa.

“Repatriation of Nigerians from South Africa is obviously not a permanent solution. At best it is palliative. But the hurt will still remain for some time. Neither is revenge a desirable solution. Mutual understanding and acknowledgement of what needs to be done on all sides is imperative, and getting down to doing them is the solution that will serve Nigeria and South Africa and indeed Africa well, particularly in this era of Africa Continental Free Trade Area opportunities.
“Nigeria and South Africa must stand together to champion the African cause, and to jointly shepherd African development, unity, cooperation, security, and progress, to make the 21st Century Africa’s century.”