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Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by kahal29: 4:09am On Oct 10, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was shocked when he heard that it was ex- Vice President Atiku Abubakar that emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), sources familiar with the politics of the former leader, told Daily Trust.

Atiku was one of the 12 presidential aspirants of the PDP who slugged it on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a time many analysts predicted that Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal would carry the day.

However, when Atiku emerged winner on Sunday, different media reports suggested that his fortune during the contest swelled after a last minute high profile discussions and realignments by former Nigerian leaders and other military generals.

Obasanjo, ex-Military President Ibrahim Babangida, ex-Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar and General T.Y. Danjuma, allegedly agreed, and thereafter reached out to PDP governors, other party leaders and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on the need to rally round Atiku to emerge as PDP candidate.

But one of our sources said the purported endorsement by Obasanjo was the creation of the media.

The “ex-president was rather shocked when he heard that Atiku was the winner during the primaries. He did not endorse his candidature, at least for now and the former president did not hold any meeting with any general while the convention was taking place,” the source said.

“And with all sincerity, none of the people mentioned that they worked together to help Atiku contact Obasanjo on the issue…They all knew his stand on the former VP,” he said.

Obasanjo, who claimed he had retired from partisan politics, had withdrawn his support for President Muhammadu Buhari even as he had repeatedly called for the defeat of both the ruling APC and the opposition PDP.

Another source said Obasanjo would in the coming days speak on his impression about Atiku’s candidature, saying “He is at present studying how things are unravelling.”

Obasanjo, whose misunderstanding with Atiku dates back to 2007, had in August said of his former vice president: “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 had said.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/presidency-obasanjo-shocked-over-atikus-emergence-as-pdp-flag-bearer.html

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by HungerBAD: 4:13am On Oct 10, 2018
Of course he is shocked.

For some strange reasons,Obasanjo seems to think he is an Oracle that everybody in Nigeria has to pour libations on before they do anything.

How can someone have such an unforgiving heart?truth is,Obasanjo has lost his relevance and it is always laughable when I hear people say dont count him out,and that he still carries weight politically.

Where exactly is Obasanjo relevant in Nigeria today?Ogun State?definitely not. In Lagos State?in Oyo?or maybe Kano and Bayelsa?

His time is past. Did anybody see Anenih at the convention?that one has given himself brain. Atiku should respect him as a Statesman,but do not fall into the trap of giving him any kind of audience.

We all should join hands in retiring Obasanjo, since he does not want to leave with respect.

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by uwa1(m): 4:50am On Oct 10, 2018
Baba please calm down... It's time to look beyond your anger...

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by ozento: 4:58am On Oct 10, 2018
even without obj atiku wil still win.

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by NNAMDIII(m): 5:29am On Oct 10, 2018
ozento:
even without obj atiku wil still win.
Exactly!! Nigerians don dey get sense. If we vote for Atiku and he doesn't do anything we'll remove him in 2023

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Aufbauh(m): 5:37am On Oct 10, 2018
Truthfully so. The Obj i know won't succumb to pressure easily against his conviction even if he has to work alone.

Take it or leave it, Obj knows Atiku political tendencies more than anyone. So i can't wait for Baba Iyabo to tell us what he knows about this man Atiku that make him resent the man this much.

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by KanwuliaMama: 5:39am On Oct 10, 2018
Like I have stated MANY TIMES. . . . OBJ and SW are IRRELEVANT! kiss

This is a PDP fight! Wetin consine OBJ and APC states? undecided

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Boomark(m): 5:42am On Oct 10, 2018
So the presidency is now the spokesman of Obansajo? Did he tell them that he was shocked? Smh

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by lonelydora: 5:43am On Oct 10, 2018
A big lie. Obasanjo was begged to support Atiku by the Generals. He was fully aware Atiku will emerge.

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by magoo10(m): 5:45am On Oct 10, 2018
Aufbauh:
Truthfully so. The Obj i know won't succumb to pressure easily against his conviction even if he has to work alone.

Take it or leave it, Obj knows Atiku political tendencies more than anyone. So i can't wait for Baba Iyabo to tell us what he knows about this man Atiku that make him resent the man this much.
which political tendency does he know about atiku that he doesn't know about other politician he supports other than atiku rejecting his third term wish and making baba kneel down for him as revealed by prof Soyinka.

Baba obj got my respect anytime anyday but he shouldn't allow his personal grudges over the generality of national interest.

Atikulate seems the realist option

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Ategberoson(m): 5:50am On Oct 10, 2018
KanwuliaMama:
Like I have stated MANY TIMES. . . . OBJ and SW are IRRELEVANT! kiss

This is a PDP fight! cry


politics is pragmatic, not empirical. they will teach you a lesson come 2019. after 2019 you people will enroll in sw political school of thought

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by KanwuliaMama: 5:51am On Oct 10, 2018
Ategberoson:



politics is pragmatic, not empirical. they will teach you a lesson come 2019. after 2019 you people will enroll in sw political school of thought

Till then!

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Ategberoson(m): 5:57am On Oct 10, 2018
KanwuliaMama:


Till then!


you people don't learn. rejected or not poll determined not social media

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Nwaohafia1: 6:08am On Oct 10, 2018
Obasanjo was fully aware

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Mjshexy(f): 6:15am On Oct 10, 2018
I know he was fully aware Atiku would win, why else did Atiku appreciate him in his acceptance speech, their business really. Sick Nigeria has to be delivered from these sick hands sad

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by KanwuliaMama: 6:15am On Oct 10, 2018
Ategberoson:



you people don't learn. rejected or not poll determined not social media

No matter how short, I will celebrate LIFE AND HOPE! Not LIFELESSNESS AND HOPELESSNESS! cool

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by PassingShot(m): 6:19am On Oct 10, 2018
KanwuliaMama:


Till then!
You did more than this in 2014/2015 but still no effect.

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by GodSaveMe18: 6:23am On Oct 10, 2018
KanwuliaMama:
Like I have stated MANY TIMES. . . . OBJ and SW are IRRELEVANT! kiss

This is a PDP fight! Wetin consine OBJ and APC states? undecided

Should you not be preparing your children for school?
Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by aolawale025: 6:24am On Oct 10, 2018
Now he has won. Shocked or not OBJ support the man. You have a common goal..,..sending APC out

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by KanwuliaMama: 6:26am On Oct 10, 2018
PassingShot:

You did more than this in 2014/2015 but still no effect.

Never give up. . . . . 4 years is the max for failure in ANY PARTY. Time is up for LIFELESSNESS! kiss
Gerrrrrrrrout with ya “fake change”!

Nigeria should only allow 4 years of failure.
This is not 1999-2015! angry

PDP, APC or whatever.
You mess up after 4 years, OUT! kiss

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by KanwuliaMama: 6:28am On Oct 10, 2018
GodSaveMe18:


Should you not be preparing your children for school?

At 1:27AM in the morning? wink
Sorry, they are not witches like yours! kiss
This is not a SHYTEHOLE, we don’t trek all day to school here. wink

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by slivertongue: 6:51am On Oct 10, 2018
greater shock awaits them when we will sack this lame govt come 2019

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by orisa37: 6:55am On Oct 10, 2018
God will heal our Land soon but do not be unequally yoked with the Unbeliever.
Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Alero3Arubi(f): 7:24am On Oct 10, 2018
KanwuliaMama:


At 1:27AM in the morning? wink
Sorry, they are not witches like yours! kiss
This is not a SHYTEHOLE, we don’t trek all day to school here. wink
All shades of savagery

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by nawtyme: 7:46am On Oct 10, 2018
So the presidency is now the spokesperson for Obasanjo? What kind of rubbish is this? That is how the army has been reduced to a cow protecting organization.

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Abfinest007(m): 7:47am On Oct 10, 2018
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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by FarahAideed: 7:48am On Oct 10, 2018
When it's your time it's your time !!!!! WE HAVE SEEN BUHARIS SO CALLED INTEGRITY AT WORK IT'S TIME TO SEE ATIKUS SO CALLED KWARAAPTION AT WORK!!!!

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Nobody: 7:48am On Oct 10, 2018
shocked

When its your time, even the arch enemy (devil) will be shocked at your progress.



Anyone that can get the country running gets my support. Atiku or Donald Duke.


If they like, let them tell us that Atiku can't travel to US. Why travel there when his investments are in Nigeria? After all, Ghadafi of Libya didn't travel abroad but his country was better than what we have here where the President Buhari is engaging in wasteful travels abroad. Who US help self

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by Dannyset(m): 7:48am On Oct 10, 2018
Chai

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Re: Presidency: ‘Obasanjo Shocked Over Atiku’s Emergence As PDP Flag Bearer’ by celeiyke: 7:48am On Oct 10, 2018
Buhari's men at work with fake stories. Even if Atiku is a G guy we will vote him

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