You have nothing more to offer, Obasanjo tells Togolese leader to quit

You have nothing more to offer, Obasanjo tells Togolese leader to quit
September 09 06:37 2017

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has told President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo to step down following the continued protest against his 12-year rule.

Obasanjo has urged Gnassingbe to step down “unless he has something new” for his people.

Obasanjo, during an interview with BBC, also said that the county should have a new constitution that will reduce the years or term a President will stay in power.

This is in tandem with the demands of the protesters who are seeking a review of the country’s constitution to limit the terms a President will be in power.

President Gnassingbe who has already done 12 years in power took over from his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema who ruled Togo for 38 years.

Obasanjo advised the Togolese President to step down, saying he believes President Gnassingbe “must have exhausted whatever ideas he has.”

“I believe that President Gnassingbe will have to do something about it (the protests),” he said.

“I believe they should have a new constitution that will have a limit to the number of terms anybody can be president and he should abide by that. “I [also] believe whatever he has to do in terms of development, whatever ideas he has, he must have exhausted them by now. Unless he has something new that we don’t know.

“After twelve to fifteen years, some of them (African leaders) up to thirty…and maybe, if you don’t leave office, office will leave you.”