Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa by Chidi Odinkalu and Aisha Osori

Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa by Chidi Odinkalu and Aisha Osori

On several occasions, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has attempted to debunk any talk of him attempting to run for third term while he held sway.

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On several occasions, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has attempted to debunk any talk of him attempting to run for third term while he held sway. However, a new book, Too Good To Die: Third Term And The Myth Of The Indispensable Man In Africa, written by Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission and Ayisha Osori, a lawyer, journalist and politician, sets the record straight with proof that he indeed wished he could go for third term. A remarkable contribution to the critical excavation of Nigerian statehood and statecraft, Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensible Man in Africa provides the reader with an unsparing but unbiased look at Olusegun Obasanjo, his third term project, research and fresh interviews. It gives fresh insight into how he ran the NNPC as a one man business for eight years, how ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid and how former vice president Atiku Abubakar, with whom he is at logger heads with, saved him from near bankruptcy before 1999.  It challenges conventional analysis of one of Nigeria’s most emblematic national leaders. This book is a must-read for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of Obasanjo, his complicated legacy and contemporary Nigerian political leadership.