As the race for the 2019 general election gets hotter, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has backed Atiku Abubakar for the presidency.
Olusegun Obasanjo declared that Atiku, a former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will perform better than President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former president also stated that Atiku has the business experience and capacity to rule and create jobs for youths in the country should he emerge president of Nigeria at the 2019 general elections.
While speaking at his penthouse residence inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Obasanjo declared that he has forgiven Atiku who was his vice between 1999 and 2003, of his sins.
Obasanjo’s decision follows a closed-door meeting with Atiku, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus; PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George; founder of Living Faith Ministries, Bishop David Oyedepo, Sheik Abubakar Gumil; former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; former governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, Senator Ben Murray Bruce and leadership of Afenifere among others.