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2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Osagyefo98: 3:33pm On Oct 11
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria.
Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home.
He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and re-positioned himself’ himself and is now good enough to enjoy his support in the next election.
Mr. Obasanjo said, “Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here.
“Yes, when it started, it was meant for Atiku to succeed Obasanjo.  In the presence of these distinguished leaders of goodwill today, let me say it openly that we have reviewed what went wrong on the side of Atiku.  And in all honesty, my former Vice-President has re-discovered and re-positioned himself.  As I have repeatedly said, it is not so much what you did against me that was the issue but what you did against the Party, the Government and the country.
“I took the stand I had taken based on the character and attributes you exhibited in the position you found yourself.  I strongly believe that I was right. It was in the overall interest of everyone and everything to take such a position.
“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, you have shown remorse; you have asked for forgiveness and you have indicated that you have learnt some good lessons and you will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.
“Whenever or wherever you might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise you to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with you.  Obviously, you have mended fences with the Party and fully reconciled with the Party.  That’s why today, you are the Presidential Candidate of the Party.  In addition to appreciating all that the Party has done for you, may I advise you to work together with all those who contested for the Party’s flag with you as a team for your campaign.
“There are still areas, nationally and internationally, where you have to mend fences and make amends.  You will know how to handle what is already out and what may yet be put out by the opposition.  But, I am convinced that if you continue with the attitude that brought you here with these distinguished leaders of goodwill, with remorse and contrite heart, the rest of the coast within and outside the country can be cleared.  And if there is anything I can do and you want me to do in that respect, I will do.
“I am sure with the right attitude for change where necessary, and by putting lessons learned by you to work, you will get the understanding, cooperation, support and mandate –  all at the national level.  With Nigerians voting for you, it will mean that you secure their forgiveness and regain their confidence. It will be with the hope or assurance of a Paul on the road to Damascus Conversion. After all, change and conversion are of man. I believe that with a contrite heart, change is possible in everybody’s life and situation.



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria.
Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home.
He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and re-positioned himself’ himself and is now good enough to enjoy his support in the next election.
Mr. Obasanjo said, “Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here.
“Yes, when it started, it was meant for Atiku to succeed Obasanjo.  In the presence of these distinguished leaders of goodwill today, let me say it openly that we have reviewed what went wrong on the side of Atiku.  And in all honesty, my former Vice-President has re-discovered and re-positioned himself.  As I have repeatedly said, it is not so much what you did against me that was the issue but what you did against the Party, the Government and the country.
“I took the stand I had taken based on the character and attributes you exhibited in the position you found yourself.  I strongly believe that I was right. It was in the overall interest of everyone and everything to take such a position.
“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, you have shown remorse; you have asked for forgiveness and you have indicated that you have learnt some good lessons and you will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.
“Whenever or wherever you might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise you to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with you.  Obviously, you have mended fences with the Party and fully reconciled with the Party.  That’s why today, you are the Presidential Candidate of the Party.  In addition to appreciating all that the Party has done for you, may I advise you to work together with all those who contested for the Party’s flag with you as a team for your campaign.
“There are still areas, nationally and internationally, where you have to mend fences and make amends.  You will know how to handle what is already out and what may yet be put out by the opposition.  But, I am convinced that if you continue with the attitude that brought you here with these distinguished leaders of goodwill, with remorse and contrite heart, the rest of the coast within and outside the country can be cleared.  And if there is anything I can do and you want me to do in that respect, I will do.
“I am sure with the right attitude for change where necessary, and by putting lessons learned by you to work, you will get the understanding, cooperation, support and mandate –  all at the national level.  With Nigerians voting for you, it will mean that you secure their forgiveness and regain their confidence. It will be with the hope or assurance of a Paul on the road to Damascus Conversion. After all, change and conversion are of man. I believe that with a contrite heart, change is possible in everybody’s life and situation.


“For me, relatively and of all the aspirants in the PDP, you have the widest and greatest exposure, experience, outreach and possibly the best machinery and preparation for seeing the tough and likely dirty campaign ahead through. From what I personally know of you, you have capacity to perform better than the incumbent. You surely understand the economy better; you have business experience, which can make your administration business-friendly and boost the economy and provide jobs.
“You have better outreach nationally and internationally and that can translate to better management of foreign affairs.  You are more accessible and less inflexible and more open to all parts of the country in many ways.  As Pastor Bakare, one-time running mate of the incumbent President said, “You are a wazobia man.”  And that should help you in confronting the confrontable and shunning nepotism.
“As you know, along the road to where you are today, many leaders and ordinary people cooperated and overtly and covertly worked hard.  On your behalf, I thank them all.  May their coast continue to be expanded.  And when you become Nigerian President which, insha-Allah, you will be, remember what we did together in government – we ran an administration by Nigerians for all Nigerians where merit and performance count more than blood relationship, friendship or kith and kin.  Although some time and ground have been lost, you should endeavour to start from where we stopped and recover some lost ground, if not time.
“Please uphold truth, integrity, principles, morality and fight corruption, crimes and insurgency.  The fundamental law of the land, our constitution must be scrupulously defended. I make one demand and one demand on you today, I need you to say before God and man that you will always remain irrevocably committed to upholding ALL the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the whole country will remain your single indivisible constituency.
“Constitutionalism, popular participation and inclusiveness are pre-conditions for reversing the deficits of the past three and half years. They will ensure abiding faith in our indivisibility, oneness and faith in the survival of all against none.
“The fundamentals for our development, economic growth and progress are hard and soft infrastructure.  Remember to always give adequate places in your administration to our youth and women.
“All the authorities involved with the preparation, all processes and conduct of the election must ensure that the election is free, fair and credible.
“Once again, congratulations and I wish you well.  My distinguished brothers and leaders of goodwill, thank you for making this happen.  I will now count on you to encourage all hands to be on the deck to take Nigeria to the level God has created it to be – autopilot level.”
BACKGROUND

Atiku had on Sunday emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mr. Obasanjo had on August 3 exclusively told PREMIUM TIMES the former vice president should not count on him for support in his  bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected president of Nigeria.

“How can I be on the same side with Atiku?” he asked. “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.
Mr Obasanjo said his remarks should not be interpreted to mean a personal battle with Atiku, coming as 2019 presidential campaign gathers steam with Mr Abubakar amongst the front-runners.
“I do not have personal grudges with anyone,” Mr 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,” he said. “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 (PREMIUM TIMES) will understand better.”
“I know Atiku very well. And I have mentioned my position with Atiku. My position has not changed.
“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.”
That comment created the impression that Mr Obasanjo was not ready to soften his borderline disposition to his former vice president of eight years.
After the former president said he would not support President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, there was widespread speculation that he would back anyone presented as the major challenger, even if this turned out to be Atiku.
The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, had visited Mr. Obasanjo earlier this week to plead with him to meet with Atiku and possibly back him for president in the coming election.




https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/289774-breaking-2019-obasanjo-forgives-atiku-endorses-him-for-president.html

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by hucienda: 3:34pm On Oct 11
"Your political 'sins' are forgiven. Go and 'sin' no more." cheesy

Obasanjo has been finally Atikulated! grin

Expect him to give his advice on who should be Atiku's veep.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by ChrisMafian: 3:34pm On Oct 11
Obasanjo is of no political importance, Atiku will be disgraced at the polls

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Monimatic(m): 3:37pm On Oct 11
Bye bye Buhari
Game over

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Racoon(m): 3:37pm On Oct 11
While it's encouraging hearing this but that should be the spirit.Now all hands must be on deck to flush out the APC government & all the negative traits associated with it.Nigeria Atikulate & keep Atikulating.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by ModsareChevres: 3:39pm On Oct 11
Great!

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by WisdomFlakes: 3:39pm On Oct 11
O..k... Does that mean Atiku has automatically won next year's election? If so, then Buhari should just handover to him for swearing in.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Chikpat(m): 3:40pm On Oct 11
This is a good sign of what to happen in the 2019 elections. The PMB camp should take this very seriously lest they return to Daura in 2019. They will beat their chest that they are on ground, unbeaten and stuffs but with the way Atiku is going, PDP will surprise the world at the dawn of the elctions.
Of cause i know that with a base vote of 15 million, INEC chair, all the service chiefs, NNPC, CBN etc, the Buhari incumbency can always show that Oga na master

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by OsuEbonyi: 3:40pm On Oct 11
And they plan but God is the best of planners !!

Let no man play God. Power belongs to God only and only him gives it to whom he wants.

Next year is gonna be sweet. PMB till 2023.
Meanwhile, Lamidi Cownu is still turning in his shallow grave.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by dheilaw1(m): 3:40pm On Oct 11
the loss of Atiku is the end of Obasanjo... keep this post for record purposes

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by gaby(m): 3:41pm On Oct 11
In all of these and based on past experiences, I hope Nigerians will be able to look beyond these charades of individuals abrogating to themselves the toga of kingmakership by deciding for the entire populace who should be leading them.

These wanton display of megalomania and narcissism are certainly not borne out of love for country and care for the poor but to keep their relevance and perpetuate their allies in power as they keep with the tradition of plundering and sharing our commonwealth amongst themselves.

We should be deciding who to lead us based on what their pedigrees and manifestos are.

The one thing I have noticed about these our papa's and the one reason I am still sure they still have an edge over us the youths is their intelligence and the sort of education limited or advanced that they were blessed to have had access to when Nigeria was still under the British rule.

My dad is of the same class and even though most of them might not have gone beyond the standard 5, their use of English and ability to articulate themselves gets me vexed at what they bequeathed to us as a country and educational system. It hurts to see they had the best but stood aside and watch while it all went south for us.

I've listened to Obj, Atiku, Buhari, Ojukwu, Gowon, Ibb and a host of them and trust me, bar the accents, these guys understand the English language and would take today's graduate to the cleaners. I enjoy listening and reading from them and its a secret to understanding and garnering some wisdom. I never did a University but i grew up listening to and reading loads from these guys. I was a nosey Lil boy who'd read daddy'sbooks about the civil war and every newspaper article. I can tell you the a -z about newswatch magazine, how it was founded including the names of the founding members..lol. I was just under 10 years old at this time.
This is how self-tutorial got me here.
I tell it the way I feel it and never intend to slight anyone.

Enjoy my siggy

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Acidosis(m): 3:42pm On Oct 11
Buhari should honorably resign and hand over to Atiku Abubakar. We don't have to waste that N100 billion+ on FRAUDNEC (INEC) scam.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by OsuEbonyi: 3:42pm On Oct 11
dheilaw1:
the loss of Atiku is the end of Obasanjo... keep this post for record purposes
Next year is the battle of all battles.
Political careers of BAT, OBJ, ATHIEFKU and a host of others are on the line.
It's really the winner takes all kinda scenario.

I'm a first time voter and my vote is for PMB/PYO

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by godliman: 3:42pm On Oct 11
Hurray this is sweet to hear. Atiku the coast is clear

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by maestroferdi: 3:43pm On Oct 11
No sacrifice is too much to reclaim Nigeria from the accident in Aso Rock at the moment...

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Beremx(f): 3:44pm On Oct 11
Thank you Jesus!!


Go Atiku!!!!

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by ITbomb(m): 3:44pm On Oct 11
Good

From the gravevine

Obasanjo couldn't trust Atiku after they had finalized the agreement, obj then insisted that a respected person stand as witness.

After forward and back, the duo settled for Oyedepo on OBJ side and the Shiek on Atiku side, message was immediately despatch, the both Clerics accepted and joined the convoy to Ota.

Witnessed the truce and the rest is what we see on camera

Oyedepo and Gumi were not there for any support, just to be witnesses to the agreement between two titans

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by koladebrainiac(m): 3:44pm On Oct 11
enemy of my enemy is my friend

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by meolaniyi(m): 3:44pm On Oct 11
Obasanjo the game changer. Nigeria will be great again
Never again shall we be ruled by an illiterate.
Atiku Abubaka, You are the one who is to deliver Nigeria.
The Yoruba Nation are behind you.

I voted for Buhari but my dividend has be killings and harship.
God I know you have forgiven my family and I.

We not allow the ambition of one my in Yoruba nation ruin our tribe. Never again!

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by fergie001(m): 3:44pm On Oct 11
Lzaa,immhotep......please call the crew....

Gbege don land

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by immhotep: 3:44pm On Oct 11
Osagyefo98:
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria.
Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home.
He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and re-positioned himself’ himself and is now good enough to enjoy his support in the next election.
Mr. Obasanjo said, “Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here.
“Yes, when it started, it was meant for Atiku to succeed Obasanjo.  In the presence of these distinguished leaders of goodwill today, let me say it openly that we have reviewed what went wrong on the side of Atiku.  And in all honesty, my former Vice-President has re-discovered and re-positioned himself.  As I have repeatedly said, it is not so much what you did against me that was the issue but what you did against the Party, the Government and the country.
“I took the stand I had taken based on the character and attributes you exhibited in the position you found yourself.  I strongly believe that I was right. It was in the overall interest of everyone and everything to take such a position.
“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, you have shown remorse; you have asked for forgiveness and you have indicated that you have learnt some good lessons and you will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.
“Whenever or wherever you might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise you to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with you.  Obviously, you have mended fences with the Party and fully reconciled with the Party.  That’s why today, you are the Presidential Candidate of the Party.  In addition to appreciating all that the Party has done for you, may I advise you to work together with all those who contested for the Party’s flag with you as a team for your campaign.
“There are still areas, nationally and internationally, where you have to mend fences and make amends.  You will know how to handle what is already out and what may yet be put out by the opposition.  But, I am convinced that if you continue with the attitude that brought you here with these distinguished leaders of goodwill, with remorse and contrite heart, the rest of the coast within and outside the country can be cleared.  And if there is anything I can do and you want me to do in that respect, I will do.
“I am sure with the right attitude for change where necessary, and by putting lessons learned by you to work, you will get the understanding, cooperation, support and mandate –  all at the national level.  With Nigerians voting for you, it will mean that you secure their forgiveness and regain their confidence. It will be with the hope or assurance of a Paul on the road to Damascus Conversion. After all, change and conversion are of man. I believe that with a contrite heart, change is possible in everybody’s life and situation.



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria.
Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home.
He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and re-positioned himself’ himself and is now good enough to enjoy his support in the next election.
Mr. Obasanjo said, “Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here.
“Yes, when it started, it was meant for Atiku to succeed Obasanjo.  In the presence of these distinguished leaders of goodwill today, let me say it openly that we have reviewed what went wrong on the side of Atiku.  And in all honesty, my former Vice-President has re-discovered and re-positioned himself.  As I have repeatedly said, it is not so much what you did against me that was the issue but what you did against the Party, the Government and the country.
“I took the stand I had taken based on the character and attributes you exhibited in the position you found yourself.  I strongly believe that I was right. It was in the overall interest of everyone and everything to take such a position.
“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, you have shown remorse; you have asked for forgiveness and you have indicated that you have learnt some good lessons and you will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.
“Whenever or wherever you might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise you to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with you.  Obviously, you have mended fences with the Party and fully reconciled with the Party.  That’s why today, you are the Presidential Candidate of the Party.  In addition to appreciating all that the Party has done for you, may I advise you to work together with all those who contested for the Party’s flag with you as a team for your campaign.
“There are still areas, nationally and internationally, where you have to mend fences and make amends.  You will know how to handle what is already out and what may yet be put out by the opposition.  But, I am convinced that if you continue with the attitude that brought you here with these distinguished leaders of goodwill, with remorse and contrite heart, the rest of the coast within and outside the country can be cleared.  And if there is anything I can do and you want me to do in that respect, I will do.
“I am sure with the right attitude for change where necessary, and by putting lessons learned by you to work, you will get the understanding, cooperation, support and mandate –  all at the national level.  With Nigerians voting for you, it will mean that you secure their forgiveness and regain their confidence. It will be with the hope or assurance of a Paul on the road to Damascus Conversion. After all, change and conversion are of man. I believe that with a contrite heart, change is possible in everybody’s life and situation.


“For me, relatively and of all the aspirants in the PDP, you have the widest and greatest exposure, experience, outreach and possibly the best machinery and preparation for seeing the tough and likely dirty campaign ahead through. From what I personally know of you, you have capacity to perform better than the incumbent. You surely understand the economy better; you have business experience, which can make your administration business-friendly and boost the economy and provide jobs.
“You have better outreach nationally and internationally and that can translate to better management of foreign affairs.  You are more accessible and less inflexible and more open to all parts of the country in many ways.  As Pastor Bakare, one-time running mate of the incumbent President said, “You are a wazobia man.”  And that should help you in confronting the confrontable and shunning nepotism.
“As you know, along the road to where you are today, many leaders and ordinary people cooperated and overtly and covertly worked hard.  On your behalf, I thank them all.  May their coast continue to be expanded.  And when you become Nigerian President which, insha-Allah, you will be, remember what we did together in government – we ran an administration by Nigerians for all Nigerians where merit and performance count more than blood relationship, friendship or kith and kin.  Although some time and ground have been lost, you should endeavour to start from where we stopped and recover some lost ground, if not time.
“Please uphold truth, integrity, principles, morality and fight corruption, crimes and insurgency.  The fundamental law of the land, our constitution must be scrupulously defended. I make one demand and one demand on you today, I need you to say before God and man that you will always remain irrevocably committed to upholding ALL the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the whole country will remain your single indivisible constituency.
“Constitutionalism, popular participation and inclusiveness are pre-conditions for reversing the deficits of the past three and half years. They will ensure abiding faith in our indivisibility, oneness and faith in the survival of all against none.
“The fundamentals for our development, economic growth and progress are hard and soft infrastructure.  Remember to always give adequate places in your administration to our youth and women.
“All the authorities involved with the preparation, all processes and conduct of the election must ensure that the election is free, fair and credible.
“Once again, congratulations and I wish you well.  My distinguished brothers and leaders of goodwill, thank you for making this happen.  I will now count on you to encourage all hands to be on the deck to take Nigeria to the level God has created it to be – autopilot level.”
BACKGROUND

Atiku had on Sunday emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mr. Obasanjo had on August 3 exclusively told PREMIUM TIMES the former vice president should not count on him for support in his  bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected president of Nigeria.

“How can I be on the same side with Atiku?” he asked. “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.
Mr Obasanjo said his remarks should not be interpreted to mean a personal battle with Atiku, coming as 2019 presidential campaign gathers steam with Mr Abubakar amongst the front-runners.
“I do not have personal grudges with anyone,” Mr 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,” he said. “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 (PREMIUM TIMES) will understand better.”
“I know Atiku very well. And I have mentioned my position with Atiku. My position has not changed.
“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.”
That comment created the impression that Mr Obasanjo was not ready to soften his borderline disposition to his former vice president of eight years.
After the former president said he would not support President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, there was widespread speculation that he would back anyone presented as the major challenger, even if this turned out to be Atiku.
The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, had visited Mr. Obasanjo earlier this week to plead with him to meet with Atiku and possibly back him for president in the coming election.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Sirpaul(m): 3:45pm On Oct 11
we are coming

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Groovenaija360(m): 3:45pm On Oct 11
APC Zombies right now

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by pat077: 3:45pm On Oct 11
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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by sexiestharam(f): 3:45pm On Oct 11
The endorsements and acceptance enjoyed by Atiku in just 4 days of his candidature is alarming. I hope Buhari smells the coffee and accepts the result of the 2019 elections honorably. #LetsAtikulate.
Tinubu's silence since Sunday is also suspicious. Are the rumours true that he is an Atiku supporter?

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by MVLOX(m): 3:45pm On Oct 11
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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by immhotep: 3:45pm On Oct 11
fergie001:
Lzaa,immhotep......please call the crew....

Gbege don land
Let me also call Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu grin grin

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by kunkelhanspeter(m): 3:45pm On Oct 11
hucienda:
"Your political 'sins' are forgiven. Go and 'sin' no more." cheesy
Amen!!!!!!!

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Osagyefo98: 3:45pm On Oct 11
OsuEbonyi:
Let no man play God. Power belongs to God only and only him gives it to whom he wants.

Next year is gonna be sweet. PMB till 2023.
Meanwhile, Lamidi Cownu is still turning in his shallow grave.

Not necessarily interested coz kanu na from abia and na abia matter......ebonyi also non of my business.


Anyday u insult my home Base u go hear my voice.

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Roger3D: 3:45pm On Oct 11
Who cares? Some expired old men can't pick our president for us it's the popular vote on the street, besides, Buhari is no Jonathan and so with control of the machinery of state, it should be a stroll in the park. When the votes of the almajiri begin to pour in, it will be game over for Atiku and his team.

Buhari till 2023

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Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by Ovofresh: 3:45pm On Oct 11
Good for us as a Nation
Re: 2019: Obasanjo Forgives Atiku, Endorses Him For President by tuoyoojo(m): 3:45pm On Oct 11
this is great news

however this is my question
since apc has done primaries and counted 14 million card carrying members, when would pdp do theirs can count 22 million card carrying members

no stone should be left unturned

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