The former president, Olusegun Obasanjo is at it again. While many have lamented over OBJ’s decision to leave the ruling party PDP after many years of service, describing it as great loss to the party, he has gone ahead to throw his weight behind the PDP’s main opposition in the forth-coming elections.
It is no longer a secret that the Ota Farms landlord has publicly blasted President Goodluck Jonathan over his performance and most policies he promotes in the office while on the other hand promoting the good things about the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
It was even alleged more that once that Obasanjo openly endorsed the former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari.
Speaking in Kenya last month during his autobiography presentation, he praised Buhari calling him “smart enough”, “educated enough” and “experienced enough”. However, soon the former PDP politician debunked reports about endorsing GMB saying that he would simply be guided by “track of records” while deciding who to support.
According to the latest reports this time, Obasanjo has predicted that General Buhari would win March 28 polls. He made this prediction yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun State during an interactive meeting with a group known as Concerned Citizens of Nigeria.
He also denied the possibility of elections annulment like it was the case in 1993 and the following violence.
On its part, the group urged Obasanjo to intervene in the lingering political crisis in Nigeria before it gets worse.
According to the group:
“We have come to express our deep concern over series of dangerous political miscalculations currently going on under Jonathan administration. We are afraid that crisis is seriously looming and it is like another June 12 crisis is on the way and it may be very tragic for the country. We want you to as a matter of urgency intervene into the matter before it is too late sir.”
In reply, the former president said:
“You need not to worry about anything. There can never be any June 12 annulment again. Buhari is not Abiola, he is a trained and highly intelligent soldier. Oyegun is not Anenih, Osinbajo is not Kingibe. Jega is not Nwosu, Jonathan is not IBB and this time around, Obasanjo will not support any interim government. Obasanjo will rather support a free, fair and credible election.”