A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, spoke with reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, during his 67th birthday on partisan issues. ADEKUNLE JIMOH was there.

How do you feel at 67?

By the grace of God, I feel very strong, much younger than the figures of my age. Everything, I regard as the blessings of God. So, I feel very much more closer to God more than before because I feel strong, I feel healthy and I think I’m even sharper mentally than I was, so I’m always full of grace to God.

What is your reaction to the formation of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement championed by Obasanjo?

He called it Coalition for Nigeria Movement, and I think under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, everybody has a right to form any group, whether it is a political party or not talk-less of a person or somebody like President Obasanjo. It is not only a national figure; he is an international figure. I feel that he must have his own reasons why he put up the coalition.

If he is the one who is putting it up, like people are claiming, he must have his own reasons; if it is the people themselves that come up, they have their reason why they came up, and I think it is like people are trying to chart a new political cause for Nigeria, and I always wish them well.

One thing I believe personally is that there is no today without yesterday, and there can never be tomorrow without today. As much aa we wish so well…

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