Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has as soon as once more restated his place to never support Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s presidential aspiration. Atiku has declared his curiosity to run for president in 2019. He’s at the moment within the PDP and is working in the direction of turning into the presidential flagbearer of the social gathering.
Talking to Premiumtimes in an interview on Friday August third, Obasanjo stated God will never forgive him if he ever helps Atiku’s presidential bid.
“How can I be on the identical facet with Atiku? To do what?
“If I support Atiku for something, God will not forgive me. If I have no idea, sure. However as soon as I know, Atiku can never get pleasure from my support. It isn’t a query of working with or not working with a person. In case you are working for the great of Nigeria, I am working with you. In case you are not working for the great of Nigeria it doesn’t matter who you might be I am not working with you.
“Most of you don’t perceive the way in which I function,” Mr Obasanjo stated. “And I thought your individual paper will perceive higher. I know Atiku very nicely. And I have talked about my place with Atiku. My place has not modified,” he stated.
On a private observe, he added, “If my kids are getting married, he has despatched representatives. If his kids are getting married, I have despatched representatives. That’s social. That’s not political. However on political floor, my place has not modified. If I support Atiku for a political workplace aside from the one I supported him prior to now when I didn’t know him,” possibly, however not “now that I know him, God will not forgive me.”
Obasanjo and Atiku got here into energy in 1999 with Atiku serving as his Vice President. They began on a great slate however later fell out after the previous President accused Atiku of huge corruption.