2019: Obasanjo Campaigns For Buhari In U.S.
Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is bent on going against the wishes of his father.
While his father's preferred candidate for the presidential election is Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olujonwo has pitched his tent with incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.
The young Obasanjo has taken his campaign for the re-election of President Buhari to the United States.
Obasanjo, who is the President of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), said he was in the United States to solicit support for Buhari’s re-election among Nigerian diasporas and other members of the international community.
He explained that his support for the re-election of the president was borne out of Buhari’s focus on youth empowerment and securing the future of the country for the Nigerian youth.
Obasanjo said while in the United States, he participated in several activities aimed at projecting the administration.
“I participated at the United Nations International Day for Education, promoted by the Nigerian Government through the Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
“Education is one of the tenets of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, focusing on youth empowerment, youth participation and securing a better future for our generation and the generations to come.
“I also participated at the Nigerian American Business Forum where I met with many Nigerian professionals and their American counterparts. I went to Atlanta to visit our sister organisations there and to inaugurate many of our organisations.
“I also went to Detroit where we inaugurated some of the organisations. We also have many Buhari support organisations in New York as well.
“We have Buharists in the United States and all over the world. So I am here to encourage them and to support them in every way we can,” he said.
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