Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he desired to live beyond 100 in order to have more opportunities to celebrate with the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Sabur Bakare, Jamolu II. Obasanjo was among the dignitaries at the first anniversary of the monarch held in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Oba Bakare obtained the staff of office from former Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on May 21, 2019, as the 9th Agura of Gbagura in Egbaland.
The monarch held interdenominational service with believers of all faiths and commissioned a borehole for the community to commemorate his anniversary.
Obasanjo, who clocked 83 this year said he wished to be at the 20th anniversary of the monarch while speaking at the interdenominational service.
He said, “I will be here to celebrate your 20 years anniversary with you whether I am invited or not.
“By the time I also partake in celebrating your 20th anniversary with you, if God wishes, He can call me to come and meet Him in heaven because I know by that time, I will be above 100 or more.”
The former president also advised the monarch to promote unity among traditional rules in Yorubaland.