Former President Olusegun Obasanjo speaking at the launch of his book, My Watch, in London yesterday, urged Nigerians not to die for a mediocre performer.
Chief Obasanjo also said he maintains the statement credited to him of his endorsement of All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
Read below his statement.
“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 have 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.
“And there is no sentiment in the affairs of Nigeria.Nigeria is a population of 180million and you wouldn’t have anybody other than one person or two persons that can run the affairs of Nigeria? What the hell are we talking about? For me there are millions who can run the affairs of Nigeria that are not even coming out. So why should you die on behalf of one who is probably performing as a mediocre. With all due respect. Nigeria, if you love it, you would look for the best for Nigeria and I don’t believe that at this point in time we have the best”
Olusegun Obasanjo has publicly expressed support for the electioneering campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Speaking at the launch of ‘My Watch‘ in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, Obasanjo, who served his two terms as president on the same Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform that President Goodluck Jonathan is now running on, also condemned the postponement of the election.