Whatever claim to success, ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo achieved as President, had my imprimatur on it, am obviously disappointed Atiku Abubakar presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reminded Nigerians on Sunday.

It was his quick riposte to the choice of Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), by the ex-President, who came out with his official endorsement of the former Governor of Anambra State to replace President Muhammadu Buhari next year for the nation’s number one job.
Atiku’s reaction, which came via, the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) described the endorsement as a personal decision, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, saying the former President’s choice did not reflect the position of overwhelming majority of Nigerians.
The statement reads: “What is surprising to majority of Nigerians is that in the face of the alarming challenges facing the nation, which requires a tried and tested hand, former President Obasanjo is suggesting a candidate that has not had any experience in governance at the national level.
“It will be extremely difficult for Nigerians, particularly the youth demography, to accept Chief Obasanjo’s opinion as the solution to the myriad of challenges facing the nation today because the last candidate he introduced, by his own estimation, failed Nigerians.
“Atiku remains the most widely accepted candidate, whose choice is not predicated by sectional, tribal, ethnic or religious sentiments or the endorsement of any individual, high or low, but by record of ability and performance, authentic vision, honesty and character; physical and mental capacity; the very indices set by the former President.
“It is instructive to state that every claim by former President Obasanjo on the success of his administration is a reflection of the performance of Atiku Abubakar as his Vice President and Chairman of the National Economic Council during which our nation achieved unprecedented economic growth to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
“It therefore amounts to a disservice for the former President to make subjective suggestion even when it is clear that if a hand like Atiku Abubakar with their shared experience is brought to the forefront of governance, our nation will be rescued from this current sullen state
“Our Campaign therefore urges Nigerians not to be distracted by subjective opinions but to remain focused on the resolve to salvage our dear nation by electing Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria, come February 25, 2023.”

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