The Presidency has reacted to the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his then Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, earlier today in Abeokuta.
In a statement released on twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Presidency is not surprised at the action of the former president to make a U-turn and support his political enemy.
Garba Shehu then went further to mention that the parties involved in the meeting will all lose together.
Read the statement below:
The Presidency has 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 Thursday, and to say that we are the least surprised by the well-rehearsed theatre.
They will lose together. Listening to the prepared statement of the former President after the meeting showed the usual ego trip and “I know it all” character of Chief Obasanjo.
In the first place, we dare to say that a pompous statement from the former President advising Nigerians on a vote against President Buhari is the best recommendation that can come at this time.
It also betrayed a lack of understanding of today’s politics which is about good governance.
The country voted for change in 2015 and a leader that ensures good governance which only President Buhari and the APC can provide.
Bent on these laudable goals, we will not allow ourselves to be distracted.
We are busy on various national issues including the restructuring and the diversification of the economy, fighting corruption, terrorism and other threats to national security; increasing the availability of electric power, improving education, health, and providing long-delayed infrastructure – roads, rail, airports and so forth.