Atiku Fires Back At ObasanjoAtiku Abubakar Former Vice President, , has reacted to the claims by ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo on why he, Obasanjo, will not support his 2019 Presidential ambition.
Obasanjo had yesterday declared that God will not forgive him if he supports the Presidential ambition of Abubakar, who was his former deputy between 1999 to 2007.
However, Abubakar, while speaking through his campaign organisation challenged his former boss to go and settle with his God.
Spokesperson of the Atiku 2019 Presidential Campaign, Segun Sowunmi said Obasanjo should settle with God instead of hanging his judgement with God on things that concern him and Atiku.
In a statement, Sowunmi said;
“The first is to say it upfront that HE former Vice President Atiku Abubakar holds former President Olusegun Obasanjo in very high esteem, just as he holds every other leader in Nigeria high esteem.
“The esteem that President Obasanjo enjoys is premised on two things; one, being the former president, Atiku also understands that he cannot and should not desecrate anybody that has sat in the office that he aspires to.
“The second is the fact that they had worked together on a joint ticket as president and vice-president towards the 1999 and 2003 elections, for those two reasons, HE the former vice-president does not want to join any issues with him and respects him and understands that as an individual Obasanjo is within his right to have his point of view.
“It is a little bit suspect what Obasanjo means, that God will not forgive him if he supports Atiku. I think that is really a personal relationship between him and his God, and it will be better for him to use his later years to tidy up relationship between himself and his God, instead of hanging his judgement with God on things that concern him and Atiku.
“Having said that, we are totally persuaded that the (Atiku’s) choice to keep running for the administration is prefaced depending on the prerequisite that this nation can profit by the God-given abilities and the experience he has collected.
“There is nothing that has not been tossed in the method for Atiku to bovine him, to break him, to pester him, to scare him or to simply make him awkward. He has exhibited that he has the relentlessness to withstand it and he has the power of brain to resist the urge to panic.
“Despite everything we trust that over the span of this voyage, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo may need to reexamine his remain in accordance with the desire of the dominant part of Nigerians, which, as I would see it currently, is that of the considerable number of wannabes for the workplace of President, that H.E. Atiku Abubakar has the experience, has the majority rule certifications, has the vision, has the useful program and is in a state of harmony with what the Nigeria country needs now and can jump it to more elevated amounts of advancement.
“All the same, we will keep on wishing Chief Olusegun Obasanjo well and we would need to state that nothing can be further from reality (that) if Obasanjo takes after his Christian direct he would comprehend that God that he hopes to judge him would not anticipate that him will be a lasting traducer of each other individual separated from himself. He has delighted in the advantages of other individuals, other individuals should likewise make the most of his advantages. Obasanjo can’t be a foe to each individual with the exception of himself.”