'Atiku's Judgement Was Not Right On Many Occasions' - Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has 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.
Obasanjo added, “My plan was that he would be given a lot of work to do domestically and Atiku even used to complain that I gave him too much work to do, which was intentional because I wanted him to get to know things.
“My second term was that having prepared him for domestic issues, I would want him to represent Nigeria for one year at the African Union, Economic Community of West African States and the United Nations for a year so that he would be fully prepared, but the first thing I found out was that his judgement was not right on many occasions.”
The former President, who insisted that Buhari had not done well in government, said as a watchman, he would continue to speak up when things were going wrong.
He said there was the need for Nigerians, especially the youth, to elect leaders that could fit into a “digital 21st century post-modern era rather than electing analogue personalities
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