Nigerian President Obasanjo--not a politician but a statesman

“One fact about President Olusegun Obasanjo, which his critics have not bothered to give him credit and which his admirers have not sufficiently celebrated him for, is that he does not act as a politician but as a statesman.
"A politician is a man who worries about the next election; a statesman, on the other hand, is more concerned about the well-being of the next generation. A politician may tend to ignore the projects, policies and programmes of his predecessors and instead elect to start his own so that he can have success stories credited to him in order for the people to hail him as a performer.

"A statesman, on the other hand, sees government as a continuum.

“Here is a roll of the many projects that were either on the drawing board or were initiated and abandoned which the president has taken on and completed.”

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