Atiku: ‘Obasanjo's Endorsement Is Meaningless’
A President Muhammadu Buhari support group, Re-elect Buhari Movement, has described the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential bid for president, as meaningless.
The RBM also frowned at the presence of top clergymen – Bishop David Oyedepo, Bishop Matthew Kukah and Sheikh Abubakar Gumi – at the endorsement in Abeokuta penultimate week.
The group, in a statement by its convener, Emmanuel Umohinyang, noted that the endorsement would count for nothing in the next general elections.
This is coming few days after Obasanjo revealed that he had hoped that Atiku would succeed him as President in 2007.
Obasanjo said this during a programme titled, “The Talk,” which was aired on a YouTube Channel, “Voice of the People.”.
In the interview, which seemed to have been recorded before he openly endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abibakar, the former President said this was the reason he gave Atiku a lot of responsibilities but his former deputy made some wrong decisions.
“Atiku didn’t want to become even a Vice President (in 1999). He was elected as a governor,” he recalled.
He, however, said his plan was to mentor Atiku to be his successor but his former deputy failed him.
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