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Obasanjo Endorses Raila for African Union Commission Chair Job

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Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed ODM leader Raila Odinga for the position of chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday at a press conference with Raila Odinga, the former Nigerian president urged East African Community (EAC) countries to support Odinga.

“I have no doubt that my friend who is standing next to me (Odinga) is the right person to take over the mantle. If the EAC region backs him, I believe the rest of the continent will support him.

“People who have held position of head of government either as President or PM are most suitable for this job. Looking at it critically, it is the turn of East Africa,” Obasanjo said.

Obasanjo, who is the AU Special Envoy, said the position requires a person with experience who understands issues affecting Africa.

Odinga on the other hand stated that he is ready for the top African Union (AU) job following extensive consultations.

He indicated stated that he is ready to serve Africa and called for joint efforts to propel the continent.

“If we marshal our resources as a continent, pull in one direction, the we can be able to make Africa greater. I have been consulting widely. I think if am ready to serve the continent of Africa. Africa deserves better,” he stated.

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