- Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how his support for President Buhari ensured the latter's victory at the 2015 presidential election
- The former president also claimed that he is most qualified person to criticise President Buhari
- Obasanjo said this at this year’s 2018 Ibogun Day celebration with Ogun state Governor Ibikunle Amosun and others in attendance
As another election year draws closer, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has on Wednesday, December 26, claimed that his support for then APC candidate Muhammdau Buhari ensured the party's victory at the 2015 presidential election.
Obasanjo insisted that Buhari would not have won the election without him.
Going further, the former president also claimed that he is most qualified person to criticise President Buhari, having presided over the affairs of the country at different times.
Obasanjo said this at this year’s 2018 Ibogun Day celebration with Ogun state Governor Ibikunle Amosun and others in attendance, Vanguard reports.
‘I know Buhari and he too knows me. Till the day I die, Buhari will continue to address me as ‘sir.’ In 2015, if I didn’t support Buhari, he wouldn’t have won the election. I have what it takes to correct him. Nigeria should not be in the position we are today. Nigeria can be better. God has given us all that we need.
“I am qualified to speak against Buhari. One, I have done it before. Two, I have shed my blood for this country. Even my biological son has shed his blood. Why can’t I speak about what is best for this country? I am doubly qualified to do that.”
Going further, he said: “I am particularly happy that the governor, Ibikunle Amosun spoke against violence. I want to tell you, if you do not stop violence among your supporters, you will have yourself to blame. There is no earthly reason we should not have a peaceful election in the state”
“I have made my choice, it may not be in tandem with yours. Let my choice be and let yours be and let God decide and whoever gets there let all of us support him.” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as the 2019 elections approaches, Nigerians have been urged by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to keep working for peace.
The former president in a statement by his special assistant (media), Kehinde Akinyemi, said national peace is very important in view of the growing insecurity in the country.
Speaking on Sunday, December 23, during the 2018 Christmas Carol and Service of Six Lessons organised by the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King (CCKG) situated inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Obasanjo said if peace eludes Nigeria, the people should be blamed and not God.
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