- A senior lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, has reacted to Obasanjo's endorsement of Atiku
- He said the endorsement will have a way of determining the result of 2019 poll
- He also described Obasanjo as the most influential politician in Nigeria
A senior lawyer in the country, Olisa Agbakoba, has said that the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential election by former president Olusegun Obasanjo will have a long way to determine the polls.
Daily Independent reports that Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said this while reacting to the settlement of age-long conflict between Atiku and his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo in the latter's home in Abeokuta on Thursday, October 11.
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Legit.ng gathers that Agbakoba also described Obasanjo as the most influential politician and elder statesman in the country
He said: "Absolutely, Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most influential politician and elder statesman and he has been behind every successful presidential campaign of the last 12 years or so. So, this endorsement is very weighty.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported the presidency had said it received the news of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s "predictable U-turn and somersault on the endorsement" of the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at a meeting on Thursday, October 11.
The presidency said it was not surprised by what it called well-rehearsed theatre. It insisted that the endorsement was just a dust in the air, adding that "they will lose together."
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