As the final burial rites and the remains of the late Queen Elizabeth II were on Monday interred in the United Kingdom (UK), one of the former Nigerian Presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has made an open disclosure that he had tremendous respect for the dead Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Obasanjo had also described her as a personality who has some great human relations, whom he equally had a perfect relationship with while she had been alive.
Obasanjo had made this speech on Monday, when he had an granted an interview with News Central TV at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Penthouse residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
In a release by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo further eulogized the late Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, hinting that he was about to leave the Secondary school when the late Queen first visited the country in 1956.
The former President said he was fortunate to have hosted the Queen as Nigerian President during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in Abuja in 2003, “and I can say that she was wonderful.
“My relationship with the Queen was perfect, she was a great, great woman, who had shown great example in human relationships. She carried herself so graciously, so dignified. She was somebody I have tremendous respect for.
“I join the rest of the world to mourn with her family, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth (because she was the Head of Commonwealth), and the rest of the world. I also mourn with Prince Charles, who promised to continue from where she had stopped. May her soul rest in peace,” Obasanjo was quoted as having said.
The interview, which dwelt on African development and leadership in Africa among other sundry issues is expected to be aired on Dstv 422 and Startimes 274 on Friday at 19.00hrs.