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2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by IamBlanco(m): 9:24am On Aug 05, 2018
God’ll not forgive me if I support Atiku – Obj Former VP:

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his erstwhile deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, clashed, again, yesterday, after the former, said God will not forgive him if he supports Atiku’s presidential bid ahead of 2019 elections.

Atiku, not one to shy away from a battle, immediately responded that his former boss should tidy up his relationship with God, instead of hanging his judgment with God on things concerning him (Atiku).

The erstwhile VP is currently a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The development follows what some had considered as a dilemma for Dr. Obasanjo who supported Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 campaign but is now a major face against a second term for the incumbent. Atiku Abubakar who served as vice president in the two terms of the Obasanjo civilian presidency between 1999 and 2007 is one of those aspiring to take over Buhari’s office.

Atiku and Obasanjo have, however, had issues arising from perceptions of what Atiku allegedly did to undermine Obasanjo as president during the first term of their presidency. Obasanjo has, however, put his opposition to Atiku on insinuations of corruption which, however, have never been established by either Obasanjo or the court of law.
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, however, at the weekend, claimed ego on the part of the former president, as he alleged that Obasanjo knelt to beg Atiku to help him win the second term ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2003.

Obasanjo, when asked, in an interview with Premium Times, whether he will support Atiku’s 2019 presidential bid, had said:
“How can I be on the same side with Atiku? To do what?
“If I support Atiku for anything, God will not forgive me. If I do not know, yes. But once I know, Atiku can never enjoy my support,” he added.
“I do not have personal grudges with anyone,” Obasanjo said. “If you do not do well for Nigeria, you do not do well for all of us.

“It is not a question of working with or not working with an individual, If you are working for the good of Nigeria, I am working with you. If you are not working for the good of Nigeria, it does not matter who you are, I am not working with you.
“Most of you do not understand the way I operate. And I thought your own paper will understand better.
“I know Atiku very well. And I have mentioned my position with Atiku. My position has not changed.”
On a personal note, the former President added, “If my children are getting married, he has sent representatives. If his children are getting married, I have sent representatives. That is social. That is not political.

“But on political ground, my position has not changed. If I support Atiku for a political office other than the one I supported him in the past when I did not know him,” maybe, but not “now that I know him, God will not forgive me.”
The Atiku 2019 Presidential Campaign responding to Obasanjo’s missive at the weekend through its spokesman, Segun 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 completely convinced that the (Atiku’s) decision to run for the presidency is premised on the condition that this country can benefit from the God-given talents and the experience he has garnered.

“There is nothing that has not been thrown in the way of Atiku to cow him, to break him, to harass him, to intimidate him or to just make him uncomfortable. He has demonstrated that he has the tenacity to withstand it and he has the robustness of mind to remain calm.

“We still believe that in the course of this journey, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo may have to reconsider his stand in line with the wish of the majority of Nigerians, which, in my opinion now, is that of all the aspirants for the office of President, that H.E. Atiku Abubakar has the experience, has the democratic credentials, has the vision, has the workable programme and is in sync with what the Nigeria nation needs now and can leapfrog it to higher levels of development.

“All the same, we will continue to wish Chief Olusegun Obasanjo well and we would want to say that nothing can be further from the truth (that) if Obasanjo follows his Christian dictate he would understand that God that he expects to judge him would not expect him to be a permanent traducer of every other person apart from himself. He has enjoyed the benefits of other people, other people must also enjoy his benefits. Obasanjo cannot be an enemy to every person except himself.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/2019-godll-not-forgive-me-if-i-support-atiku-obj-former-vp-go-and-settle-with-your-god-not-me/

cheesy

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Nobody: 9:24am On Aug 05, 2018
The rants of two atheists who dont even believe in the existence of the god they're bringing into there dirty and selfish politics...spits #pmb_till_2023

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by madridguy(m): 9:25am On Aug 05, 2018
ATIKU will forever remain a bad market for any political party. grin grin grin

Atiku should go and enjoy his loot in peace.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Minjim: 9:26am On Aug 05, 2018
Hm
Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by bjayx: 9:28am On Aug 05, 2018
The story continues...

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Merimental(m): 9:28am On Aug 05, 2018
i don't care if u like Turkey or Chicken or nama all i want is sombori who has a good plan 4 dis country ASAP!!
Obama neva liked Trump,90% US celebs neva liked him,Bill clinton neva liked him but WHO freaking CARES...GOD liked him n Made him president n americans ar benefiting 2day except 4 som RETARDS who ar too PROUD 2 admit it...

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Beremx(f): 9:36am On Aug 05, 2018
#istandwithobasanjo


grin grin

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by abokibuhari: 9:38am On Aug 05, 2018
Beremx:
#istandwithobasanjo


grin grin
Babe, abeg make bubu no do second term. Nigeria is in deep mess.

Long time no chat baby

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Nogodye(m): 9:39am On Aug 05, 2018
Their is more to this OBJ/ATIKU fracas...the show is about to go down.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by estyvino(m): 9:46am On Aug 05, 2018
Whatever Atiku did wrong to OBJ, that must be very very strong

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by hammer6F: 9:54am On Aug 05, 2018
ATIKU WILL WIN PDP TICKET AND SEE BUHARI OUT OF OFFICE COME 2019.

QUOTE ME ON THIS.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by ibroauthen(m): 9:56am On Aug 05, 2018
Na bàbà this one dey yab like this?
It no coocoo consign me...

Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by lordm(m): 9:57am On Aug 05, 2018
Hmm
Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Gafar14(m): 10:02am On Aug 05, 2018
Atiku can never ever become Nigeria president. He is a politician with only looted money but lacks political bearing and ideology

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Peacecore: 10:15am On Aug 05, 2018
PDP is scattering one by one

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Beremx(f): 10:24am On Aug 05, 2018
abokibuhari:

Babe, abeg make bubu no do second term. Nigeria is in deep mess.

Long time no chat baby
God no go gree am do second term.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by abokibuhari: 10:25am On Aug 05, 2018
Beremx:
God no go gree am do second term.
Oremussanctus they Greer you cheesy
Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Butterflyleo: 10:27am On Aug 05, 2018
Lmao

The CUPP don break

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by hammer6F: 10:29am On Aug 05, 2018
ATIKU WILL BE PRESIDENT IN 2019.

NIGERIANS HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN WAT ATIKU DID FOR THEM WHEN HHE STOPPED OBJ THIRD TERM LOOTING AGENDA.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Beremx(f): 10:36am On Aug 05, 2018
abokibuhari:

Oremussanctus they Greer you cheesy
didn't know you are the one. All of una don change moniker finish.
Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Butterflyleo: 10:38am On Aug 05, 2018
hammer6F:
ATIKU WILL BE PRESIDENT IN 2019.

NIGERIANS HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN WAT ATIKU DID FOR THEM WHEN HHE STOPPED OBJ THIRD TERM LOOTING AGENDA.

While he blindly looted his own abi?

Yes Nigerians have not forgotten grin

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by hammer6F: 10:43am On Aug 05, 2018
Butterflyleo:


While he blindly looted his own abi?

Yes Nigerians have not forgotten grin

AS A NATION WE MUST LOOK BEYOND OBJ CROCODILE TEARS AND SEE THE REAL REASON Y A CHRISTIAN AND ELDER STATE MAN WHO RULE

THE NATION AS A MILITARY DICTATOR AND HAD TWO TERM IN OFFICE, WHICH NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAVE MANAGED AFTER HIM, WOULD STILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST HIS OUT SPOKEN VICE PRESIDENT THAT OPPOSE HIS THIRD TERM AGENDA.

WE CAN'T ALL BE STUPID IN THIS COUNTRY, THE MORE OBJ OPPOSE ATIKU, THE STRONGER HIS FOLLOWERSHIP.

LET US GET ONE THING STRAIGHT HERE.

ATIKU HAS ALWAYS BEEN PDP GAME PLAN, OBJ AND OTHERS DEFECTED BECOS THEY KNOW ATIKU IS CREDIBLE.

WE IN PDP STILL KNOW ATIKU IS CREDIBLE.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Butterflyleo: 10:45am On Aug 05, 2018
hammer6F:


AS A NATION WE MUST LOOK BEYOND OBJ CROCODILE TEARS AND SEE THE REAL REASON Y A CHRISTIAN AND ELDER STATE MAN WHO RULE

THE NATION AS A MILITARY DICTATOR AND HAD TWO TERM IN OFFICE, WHICH NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAVE MANAGED AFTER HIM, WOULD STILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST HIS OUT SPOKEN VICE PRESIDENT THAT OPPOSE HIS THIRD TERM AGENDA.

WE CAN'T ALL BE STUPID IN THIS COUNTRY, THE MORE OBJ OPPOSE ATIKU, THE STRONGER HIS FOLLOWERSHIP.

LET US GET ONE THING STRAIGHT HERE.

ATIKU HAS ALWAYS BEEN PDP GAME PLAN, OBJ AND OTHERS DEFECTED BECOS THEY KNOW ATIKU IS CREDIBLE.

WE IN PDP STILL KNOW ATIKU IS CREDIBLE.



grin

I hear you


"Atiku Abubakar is Inelectable. His sins are still
after him '

~ Sen Bukola saraki

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Nobody: 10:46am On Aug 05, 2018
Exactly Atiku is right.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Metuh: 10:46am On Aug 05, 2018
Obasanjo should goan die joor. A very useless goof for nothing chimpanzee for that matter.


His useless decision not to support Atiku isn't for the good of this nation but to please his useless ego.


How I wish Atiku never allowed the baboon to re-contest then. He lied down begging Atiku then. grin

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by hammer6F: 10:48am On Aug 05, 2018
Butterflyleo:



grin

I hear you


"Atiku Abubakar is Inelectable. His sins are still
after him '

~ Sen Bukola saraki

FUNNY U QUOTED BUKOLA SARAKI WHO IS ALSO AN ENEMY OF A FORMER DICTATOR TURNED DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT.

THIS IS POLITICS, ATIKU WAS THE FIRST TO DEFECT AND OBJ NEEDS TO BE SHOWN THE RED CARD SO HE CAN RETIRE AND ENJOY HIS LOOT.

LIKE OBJ, LIKE MUGABE.

ON ATIKU WE STAND.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by hammer6F: 10:51am On Aug 05, 2018
OBJ WILL ONLY SUCCEED IN MAKE ATIKU MORE POPULAR.

IN ZIMBABWE, MUGABE MADE MNANGAGWA MORE POPULAR

THIS IS Y WE CALL ATIKU THE EMMERSON MNANGAGWA OF NIGERIA POLITICS.

ATIKU THE CROCODILE...

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Butterflyleo: 10:54am On Aug 05, 2018
hammer6F:


FUNNY U QUOTED BUKOLA SARAKI WHO IS ALSO AN ENEMY OF A FORMER DICTATOR TURNED DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT.

THIS IS POLITICS, ATIKU WAS THE FIRST TO DEFECT AND OBJ NEEDS TO BE SHOWN THE RED CARD SO HE CAN RETIRE AND ENJOY HIS LOOT.

LIKE OBJ, LIKE MUGABE.

ON ATIKU WE STAND.

Goodluck
Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by bestviewer: 10:55am On Aug 05, 2018
hammer6F:
ATIKU WILL WIN PDP TICKET AND SEE BUHARI OUT OF OFFICE COME 2019.

QUOTE ME ON THIS.


We support ATIKU

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Metuh: 11:03am On Aug 05, 2018
madridguy:
ATIKU will forever remain a bad market for any political party. grin grin grin

Atiku should go and enjoy his loot in peace.
Ogbeni shut up your mouth. Your type are very common to see. No principle, No thinking.

The same OBJ you insulted some months back for dumping APC is the one you are supporting today cos he foolishly decided not to support Atiku's plan.


Obj is only pained because he was made to lie on the wet floor to beg. Nothing can change that.
That's what's paining a lot of you Yorubas cos you can't imagine your ebora owu crying profusely.

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Re: 2019: Go And Settle With Your God, Not Me; Atiku Tells Obasanjo by Nobody: 11:07am On Aug 05, 2018
hammer6F:
ATIKU WILL WIN PDP TICKET AND SEE BUHARI OUT OF OFFICE COME 2019.

QUOTE ME ON THIS.
Bro no b by mouth

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