May God allow me live for ten more years – Olusegun Obasanjo

by Kolapo Olapoju

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said a prayer to God to grant him the grace to live for ten more ten years.

The elder statesman made the comments while receiving his Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC), on Thursday, 20 November, from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Presidential Hilltop Estate in Abeokuta, Ogun State.


After receiving the PVC which is valid for ten years, Obasanjo, who is 77-years-old, said: “My prayer to God is for him to please let me outlast this card.”

Speaking further, he stated: “This means that if I outlast this card, I can be smiling. But then, it is only the grace of God. But I heard that some people were complaining that they have not collected their card. I do not complain because I know that I will eventually get my card. But people that genuinely complain will be attended to before the elections.”

In March 2014, at the ceremony marking his 77th birthday in Abeokuta, Obasanjo stated that he did not know his real age.

He had said, “There are those of us like me who have no real record of birth. I want to thank God once again for what He has done in my life. Whether I know the exact date of my birth or not, I think God has made my path glorious.”

“I was actually born on Ifo market day because according to my mother, she had prepared to go to the Ifo Market and Ifo market was every five days. And then she was in labour, before those who went to Ifo market could come back, I was born. I know and she knew I was born on Ifo market day. Don’t ask me what year or month.”

Comments (24)

  1. Amen sir. I pray that God in His infinite mercy will grant you, your desire. At least for amendment of Life, Amen.

  2. May the grace of God which he (God) offer to his children be with you and let your request be acceptable in his sight. IJN! Amen

  3. hmmm baba very soul most test death

  4. na whao,nobody wan die!!! Baba ur wish go kum to pass.

  5. God will grant his Request at his Mercies and wish…

  6. Amen, but Baba are you ready for Nigeria @64 when old people are not given any room to talk. What is common nowadays is ‘this is the turn of our youths’. Youths who have no future cannot become future leaders? Such are incognito.

  7. hehehehehe. GOOD PRAYERS

  8. God answer your prayers and forgive you

  9. amen, wish you good health too

  10. he wants more years so he cam embezzle more

  11. well deserved

  12. amen, baba iyabo

  13. the man is a hero in the history of nigerian politics. he has deserves more years

  14. after all your evil deeds? okay ooo

  15. amen . may uy wishes be granted

  16. hehehehe. baba no wan die yett

  17. lool. quite funny

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