Stand-up comedian Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome better known as Ali Baba has recounted his memorable encounter with the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
The veteran comedian revealed that he looks back on his time with him and can’t help but marvel at how well he reads.
He reminisced on the days when Obasanjo would predict something would happen, and it would.
He recounted how Obasanjo foresaw that the person who said something bad about him would ask him for a favour.
According to Alibaba, people close to him wanted him to permit them to attack someone who spilt negative things about him.
However, Obasanjo kicked against it and warned them never to respond or bring it up.
He added that the person would someday ask for his favour, and it came to pass.
“Sometimes, I look back to time spent with this elder-states man, Baba Obasanjo. And I marvel at how well he reads the Nigerian Polity.
These days when these things he had said would happen happen, I call him and say “Baba you said this will happen”.
Thank God I don’t bet. I would be lost plenty bets.
Few years back, someone said something about him. And some of his closest people came to meet him in Abeokuta, and they were very angry. They’ve said they wanted to respond to the person. Baba refused and warned them never to respond or bring it up.
He them added, “That person that said what you are hitting your head on the wall for, will still walk through this my door in the nearest future to ask a favour. Jekon ma sankan to hun wan”
And it came to pass.
As usual, I called Baba to greet him and after many catching up, I mentioned the day that he said that the person who said that thing, that his Old Boys were very upset about, would come and seek his support for something.
He also said….never mind. When it happens I will update you guys again”.