Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday mentioned present president Muhammdau Buhari wouldn’t have received the 2015 presidential election if not for his assist.
Obasanjo earlier than the 2015 election had left the previous ruling Individuals’s Democratic (PDP) to assist the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Buhari to finish PDP’s 16years reign in energy.
“I do know Buhari and he too is aware of me. Until the day I die, Buhari will proceed to deal with me as ‘sir.’ In 2015, if I didn’t assist Buhari, he wouldn’t have received the election,” Obasanjo mentioned.
Nevertheless, three years after Buhari’s election as president, Obasanjo’s relationship with Buhari had gone bitter after the previous president labelling Buhari’s administration as incompetent.
Obasanjo, who spoke on the 2018 Ibogun Day celebration with Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and others in attendance, mentioned he was certified to criticise Buhari and his administration.
Obasanjo defined that his profession within the Nigeria army and his place as a former president qualifies him to talk for and in opposition to Buhari.
“I’m certified to talk in opposition to Buhari. One, I’ve accomplished it earlier than. Two, I’ve shed my blood for this nation. Even my organic son has shed his blood.”
“Why can’t I discuss what’s greatest for this nation? I’m doubly certified to do this,” Obasanjo mentioned.
On the subsequent normal election, Obasanjo had on a number of events declared his assist for his former vice Atiku Abubakar, who’s contesting on the platform of the PDP.
He as soon as once more reiterated his assist for Atiku and informed Ogun state governor and different attendees of the programme that one of the best candidate ought to win in 2019.
“I’ve made my selection, it might not be in tandem with yours. Let my selection be and let yours be and let God resolve and whoever will get there let all of us assist him.