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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed the inability of Moshood Abiola to become President of Nigeria on what he described as “bad belle.”

Chief Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, which was described as the freest and fairest.

Mr Obasanjo who spoke at the Centenary celebrations of the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, said said “bad belle” did not allow the school produce another president.

Although Obasanjo did not elucidate on what he meant by “bad belle,” the term is used to describe a demonstration of envy and bitterness.

He however expressed appreciation for the moral values he imbibed while a student at the BBHS.

According to him, he would have become what he is today without the moral virtues and sound education impacted on him by BBHS.

“Today, there are distinguished old boys in all walks of life, i.e., private sector, academia, military and paramilitary, civil society, traditional rulership, etc.,” he said.

” Such is the present President of Old Boys Association of BBHS, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku.

“I believe that I must not be too forgetful to leave out yours truly, the son of Obasanjo, a modest war-victorious General and former Military Head of State and former President of Nigeria; Chief M.K.O. Abiola, the first communication industry millionaire in Nigeria and the acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential election who was in a class by himself.

“If not for Nigerian bad belle, M.K.O. Abiola would have been President and with me as President, we would have needed one more old student of BBHS to be President for us to permanently locate it in BBHS after three times.

“And that is a challenge for up-and-coming generations of old boys.”

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