Just a few weeks ago, specifically on the 4th of August, 2018, Chief Obasanjo was widely reported to have said ‘God will NEVER forgive me if I support Atiku for President.’ While we acknowledge the constitutional right of the ex-President to support anyone of his choice, we draw the attention of all God-fearing Nigerians to a character who would use the name of God in vain and in a flip-flop manner in just a matter of weeks. Where is the shame? Where is the honour? Where is the pride?
Again the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has described the meeting of Obasanjo, the PDP presidential candidate and some religious leaders as “a confederate of desperate power-mongers and questionable characters who wish to return us to the era of unbridled corruption.”
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Strategic Communications of the Buhari Campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN), in Abuja on Thursday.
He noted that it was significant that the meeting was held in a building which had become the symbol of corruption of the Obasanjo years, where a sitting President collected money from known government hangers-on and contractors to build a “Presidential Library” in clear violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
Keyamo expressed the hope that Obasanjo would one day return Governor Ayo Fayose’s N10m to the building as Fayose had requested.
He said the organisation was inclined to dismiss the gathering and “endorsement” as a complete non-event but that it felt it had a responsibility to Nigerians to remind them of the past of these individuals, “lest they take Nigerians for granted and see all of us as fools.”
Keyamo said, “We are bemused and amused that a character who intends to be President of Nigeria has, for the past 11 years, consistently begged for “forgiveness” from a man who has consistently and unequivocally called him a very corrupt fellow.
“We wonder what type of character would not vigorously confront his accuser with facts to show his innocence, but would rather consistently ask for “forgiveness” from him.