Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is reportedly planning to throw his weight behind the presidential aspiration of his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar.
Each politicians have through the years had a tough relationship. Obasanjo has in lots of cases, expressed his displeasure at his former deputy and at totally different events, vowed to work towards the presidential aspiration of Atiku. At one among such occasions, Obasanjo when requested if he would assist Atiku’s presidential aspiration, answered;
“For what”? How can I be on the identical facet with Atiku? To do what? If I assist Atiku for something, God won’t forgive me. If I have no idea, sure. However as soon as I do know, Atiku can by no means get pleasure from my assist. I would not have private grudges with anybody. If you don’t do properly for Nigeria, you don’t do properly for all of us. It’s not a query of working with or not working with a person. In case you are working for the nice of Nigeria, I’m working with you. In case you are not working for the nice of Nigeria it doesn’t matter who you might be I’m not working with you.”
Sahara Reporters in a brand new report, says Obasanjo would possibly quickly rescind his resolution as hebeginning to contemplate Atiku a greater candidate within the 2019 presidential election. A supply shut to the previous president who spoke with Sahara Reporters, mentioned
“Baba believes that Buhari is just too inflexible, and you realize Baba mentioned very long time in the past that Buhari ought to go and relaxation in 2019. Sure, Atiku and Baba have a historical past. However lately, he has been saying Atiku, regardless of all his foibles, will a minimum of create extra jobs and assist to revive the ailing economic system.”
In a number of events, the previous preisdent has referred to as on Nigerians not to re-elect President Buhari whom he has described as failure.