Presidency: ‘Obasanjo shocked over Atiku’s emergence as PDP flag bearer’

Presidency: ‘Obasanjo shocked over Atiku’s emergence as PDP flag bearer’

- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been expected to speak about Atiku’s emergence as PDP presidential candidate

- A source claimed that Obasanjo was shocked when he heard about the former vice president's victory at the party's primary election

- They said the former president is currently studying how things are before reacting to Atiku’s victory

Emerging reports have claimed that the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, was shocked when he heard that the ex-vice president, Atiku Abubakar, had emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Daily Trust reports that a source familiar with Obasanjo who made this known said Atiku emerged winner suggested that his fortune during the contest swelled after a last minute high profile discussions and realignments by former Nigerian leaders and other military generals.

According to the source, “ The ex-president was rather shocked when he heard that Atiku was the winner during the primaries. He did not endorse his candidature, at least for now and the former president did not hold any meeting with any general while the convention was taking place.

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“And with all sincerity, none of the people mentioned that they worked together to help Atiku contact Obasanjo on the issue. They all knew his stand on the former VP.”

Another source said Obasanjo would in the coming days speak on his impression about Atiku’s candidature, saying “He is at present studying how things are unravelling.”

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“If I support Atiku for anything, God will not forgive me. If I do not know, yes. But once I know, Atiku can never enjoy my support.”

Meanwhile, had reported that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, won the PDP primary election to emerge as its presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

In the election conducted on Saturday, October 6 at the party’s convention which took place in Port Harcourt, the former vice president defeated 11 other political bigwigs in the party.

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