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Busy body journalists, I never endorsed Buhari -Obj



In his usual style of dancing around a subject, to leave everyone guessing as to what his true intension is, or where his loyalty lays, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has denied ever out rightly saying he had endorsed candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari for the presidential election.

Speaking in the United Kingdom at the launch of his new book ‘My Watch’, Obasanjo while responding to questions on reports that he had endorsed Buhari, stated that his wish is to see Nigeria headed by a strong president.

Chief Obasanjo reacting to guests at the event who wanted to confirm the reported endorsement, said “Well, whatever you get in the paper and in the press, please yourself”.

Speaking further, Obasanjo explained: “What I said and I maintain that, and I will say it again and I will do it. When the time comes for me to vote, I will consider the track record of all the candidates that are contesting and I will assess, and based on my assessment for who I believe has the best track record to perform the job of the Nigerian president, then he will have my vote and if anybody should know what the job of the Nigerian president requires, I should know.”

Obasanjo, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during an interview with the Financial Times at the launch of his book in Nairobi, Kenya, was quoted to have said, “The circumstances he (Buhari) would be working under if he wins the election is different from the ones he worked under before, where he was both the Executive and the Legislature, He knows that.

“He is smart enough, he is educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn’t I support him?” the former president had said.


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  1. damizzle!!

    February 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    ds man is too cunning…never straight forward!!!

    • Ifenkili

      February 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      the man is dissociating himself on time from a volatile nigeria.

      • de don

        February 13, 2015 at 8:46 am

        he is just saying making his point despite the fact that he has his own bad sides he is not a biase person buh always want the best for Nigeria. For me he still remain my best president so far

        • Olugbenga Joseph Shittu

          February 13, 2015 at 12:08 pm

          OBJ remains my best president

          • de don

            February 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm

            yes he still remainns the best of all

  2. Swagtyt

    February 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

    OBJ is sitting on the fence…..i think he’s trying to apply wisdom, but in a foolish way. Cunning people like him never have good people around them because you just can’t trust their actions. If he endorses GEJ, i will not vote for GEJ.

  3. tsalz eme

    February 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Badt man OBJ…

  4. Ismail Danesi

    April 14, 2015 at 10:51 am

    You didn’t endorse Buhari but you BURNT YOUR PDP MEMBERSHIP CARD IN PUBLIC!

    What does that signify? You will be voting for the PDP candidate? Why do you African politicians make fools of yourselves when you come to Europe? You think they are as naive in Europe as they are in Nigeria? You need to read Shine Your Eyes Mama Africa by Gavin Bond for you guys to rescue Nigeria and Africa, the richest continent with the poorest peoples!

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