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Obasanjo vows never to support Atiku’s presidential ambition

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reiterated his position never to support his erstwhile vice, Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambition.
Obasanjo’s pronouncement comes barely two weeks after Mr Abubakar declared his intention to run for president  in 2019 under the platform of PDP
Obasanjo said. “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. It is not a question of working with or not working with an individual. If you are working for the good of Nigeria, I am working with you. If you are not working for the good of Nigeria it does not matter who you are I am not working with you.

“Most of you do“Most of you do not understand the way I operate, I know Atiku very well. And I have mentioned my position with Atiku. My position has not changed,” he said.

On a personal note, he added, “If my children are getting married, he has sent representatives. If his children are getting married, I have sent representatives. That is social. That is not political.
But “on political ground, my position has not changed. If I support Atiku for a political office other than the one I supported him in the past when I did not know him”.

Obasanjo and Atiku came into power in 1999 with Atiku serving as his Vice President. They started on a good note but later fell out after the former president accused Atiku of massive corruption.


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