Obasanjo bids Queen Elizabeth farewell, says ‘She carried herself with dignity’

Late Queen Elizabeth II

As the remains of the late Queen Elizabeth II were interred in United Kingdom today former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says he had tremendous respect for the late  Head of Commonwealth of Nations.

He described her as a personality with great human relations, whom he equally had perfect relationship with.

Obasanjo spoke on Monday, when he granted interview with News Central TV at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library  Penthouse residence,  Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

In a release by his Special Assistant on Media,  Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo further eulogized the late Queen,  adding that he was about leaving the Secondary school, when the late Queen first visited Nigeria in 1956.

The ex-President said he was fortunate to have hosted the Queen as Nigerian President during Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in Abuja in 2003, “and I can say that she was wonderful.

“My relationship with the Queen was perfect, she was a great, great woman, who had shown great example in human relationship. She carried herself so graciously, so dignified. She was somebody I have tremendous respect for.

“I join the rest of the world to mourn with her family, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth (because she was the Head of Commonwealth), and the rest of the world. I also mourn with Prince Charles,  who promised to continue from where she had stopped. My her soul rest in peace,” Obasanjo was quoted as having said.




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