“Obasanjo has lost credibility to endorse anyone” – Festus Keyamo

“Obasanjo has lost credibility to endorse anyone” – Festus Keyamo

The Buhari Marketing campaign Organisation has launched a right away assault on former President Obasanjo for declaring his assist for PDP’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar,  within the February’s presidential election who he earlier hosted in his residence in Abeokuta immediately.

The group described the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library the place the residence of Obasanjo is, as a logo of corruption.

Learn the assertion under.

Our consideration has simply been drawn to the so-known as endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Celebration for the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo immediately at his Presidential Library Complicated in Ogun State.

We’re inclined to dismiss this gathering and “endorsement” as a whole non-occasion, however we really feel now we have a accountability to Nigerians to remind them of the character and antecedents of those people, lest they take Nigerians as a right and see all of us as fools.

We don’t intend to dwell on all of the unprintable issues bearing on the dearth of character, lack of integrity and corruptibility of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that Chief Obasanjo has repeatedly and persistently informed the entire world about up till few weeks in the past. These are properly-documented and circulated for Nigerians to keep in mind.

Nonetheless, we’re bemused and amused {that a} character who intends to be President of Nigeria has, for the previous eleven years, persistently begged for “forgiveness” from a person who has persistently and unequivocally known as him a really corrupt fellow. We surprise what kind of character wouldn’t vigorously confront his accuser with info to present his innocence, however would fairly persistently ask for “forgiveness” from him.

The desperation to get the endorsement of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo by the PDP and its candidate is a transparent signal that they need to return us to our sordid previous the place a couple of individuals resolve who ought to govern us. In 2014/2015, President Muhammadu Buhari and his crew, out of respect and conference, paid courtesy calls on distinguished people and statesmen in the middle of their campaigns after they visited cities during which these people lived.

Nonetheless, Nigerians ought to observe that President Buhari was NEVER reported to have groveled and “begged” ANYONE for forgiveness, simply to be endorsed as a Presidential candidate. In the end, he relied on the individuals of Nigeria to resolve his destiny. President Buhari would proceed to depend on the endorsement of the individuals of Nigeria to be re-elected.

Apparently, only a few weeks in the past, particularly on the 4th of August, 2018, Chief Obasanjo was broadly reported to have stated “God will NEVER forgive me if I assist Atiku for President”. While we acknowledge the constitutional proper of the ex-president to assist anybody of his selection, we draw consideration of all God-fearing Nigerians to a personality who would use the title of God in useless and in a flip-flop method in only a matter of weeks. The place is the disgrace? The place is the honour? The place is the satisfaction?

When an individual invokes the curse of God upon himself if he does a specific factor, like Obasanjo has carried out, after which intentionally does that notably factor and calls on Nigerians to observe him to obtain his curse, Nigerians should flee in the wrong way. We urge Nigerians NOT to observe this character to obtain the curse he invoked upon himself.

We’re additionally constrained to ask Chief Obasanjo about his Coalition For Higher Nigeria, in any other case often known as Third Drive. We hope it’s doing properly.

We additionally observe with curiosity the total participation of some “males of God” within the entourage of the Peoples’ Democratic Celebration for this political re-alignment. We’re glad that they’ve publicly declared their partisan curiosity and urge all Nigerians to see all their earlier, current and future assaults on President Buhari from their pulpits within the context of partisan politics and never within the context of nationalistic or altruistic dedication. We want them properly.

Lastly, we see this gathering as a accomplice of determined energy-mongers and questionable characters who want to return us to the period of unbridled corruption. It’s vital that the assembly was held in a constructing which has change into the image of corruption of the Obasanjo years, the place a sitting President collected monies from recognized authorities hangers-on and contractors to construct a “Presidential Library” in clear violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers. We hope President Obasanjo would sooner or later return Governor Ayo Fayose’s Ten Million Naira to that constructing as Fayose has requested. It’s a vital reminder of the distinction between the previous and the current.

Nigerians would quickly be known as upon to select between returning us to the period of corrupt Presidents and their deputies or persevering with on this path of transparency and other people-oriented Authorities.



Director, Strategic Communications,

President Muhammadu Buhari Marketing campaign Organisation

(Official Spokesperson)


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