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I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by PoliticsNigeria: 6:32pm On Jan 30, 2019
@POLITICSNGR

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday said he could vouch for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reposition the country.

PoliticsNGR learned that Obasanjo made the statement in Lagos while speaking at the 2019 Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture. Abubakar had earlier delivered his lecture themed: “My vision to get Nigeria Working again”.

Obasanjo, in his remark said he believed that Atiku had the experience, the capacity and passion to move the country forward.

He said Nigerians should no longer find his support for the former vice president strange going by what he said or wrote about him in the past.

He reiterated that he stood firmly by whatever he said in the past about Atiku and indeed President Buhari.

He, however, said the PDP candidate had demonstrated what was expected of a committed and sincere leader by owing up to his past mistakes and showing remorse.

Obasanjo added that Atiku had not only apologised to his political party and the nation, but also apologised to him for the past disagreements he made as his deputy.

He said that Atiku was not infallible like every other human being and that he, (Obasanjo) would be playing God by not forgiving the former Vice-President.

“I have been called names because of my position on Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri Adamawa.

“Everything I have said as far as I have knowledge of Atiku, I have not retracted and I stand firmly by them because they are to the best of my knowledge true.

“And neither has what I have said and written about Buhari been controverted, if anything, they have been confirmed and proved beyond any shadow of doubt.

“But Atiku has done things which are absolutely imperative for a leader to be followed and believed.

“First, know who you are and present yourself as you are – a human being in blood and flesh and susceptible to human mistakes and human frailties.

“Don’t cover up with sanctimonious veneer of bogus integrity, incorruptibility, uprightness, goodness and false figures and statistics, all of which are contrived to deceive, to cheat, to plunder and to destroy.

“Atiku never claimed to be a saint and I never described him as such. I will never so describe any human being alive let alone calling him a Messiah.

“On an occasion in the past when I said that someone was not a Messiah, some Nigerians out of bad “belle’’ were up in arms.

“For me, as a Christian, the only Messiah I know and have is Jesus Christ and even then, the man aspect of Him was imperfect while the divine aspect of Him was perfectly messianic.

“Secondly, a leader must be honest to himself and to the people he serves or he wants to serve.

“He must identify and acknowledge his situation, mistakes, shortcomings and inadequacy; show remorse where and when he has erred, seek forgiveness and repent; and not passing the bulk or keep blaming others and fail to accept responsibility.

“Atiku accepts responsibility for his mistakes, shows remorse and seeks forgiveness from his political party and subsequently from Nigerians.

“He asks for forgiveness from me and as a believer, a Christian as such, I forgave him in accordance with the teaching and instruction of my Saviour.

“For, if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you.

“But if you do not forgive men their sins, your father will not forgive your sins (Matt 6:14-15 NIV).

“If anybody blames me for forgiving Atiku, I leave such a person with God Almighty, especially as both Christian and Islamic clerics joined Atiku to visit me to seek forgiveness.

“Anybody who does not forgive when forgiveness is sought with contrite heart cannot be a true believer and should not expect the forgiveness of God,” he said.

He said past disagreements notwithstanding, Atiku demonstrated great leadership qualities when he was in office as Vice-President.

Obasanjo said he believed with the experience and courage of Abubakar, he remained the best candidate to move the country forward.

“I must reiterate that Atiku is not a saint. Who is? But from what I know of Atiku, he will be a performer in all respect. I can say that again from my personal experience.

“He knows the problems and he handled some of them in the past.

“We now know that both Buhari and Atiku have issues and all of us as human beings have one issue or the other in different magnitudes.

“But judging both of them empirically and for the task at hand, Atiku will perform much better than Buhari.

“And he will seek for good and able people around the country and beyond and make use of them to achieve his mission and vision for the general good of Nigerians and the country,” he said.

Obasanjo claimed that the state of affairs under All Progressives Congress (APC) had been disappointing and called on the citizens to effect a change with their votes.

He also commended Island Club for providing the platform for leaders to articulate their visions for the country through the lecture.

He said the series of the Club’s lecture had helped enriched discourse on nation-building.

https://politicsngr.com/just-can-vouch-atiku-anywhere-obasanjo-reasons/

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by deboysben(m): 6:39pm On Jan 30, 2019
Atiku is ever ready for presidency with his plans to get Nigeria working again

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by Binikingdowm: 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
I wish Atiku can really do restructuring, that will be the best thing that will ever happen to Nigeria..

No ethnic group will care about presidency again

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by Nobody: 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
grin

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by Sakamaje: 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
It's funny hearing OBJ try to speak positively about Atiku's person. As a matter of fact it sounds really really weird considering how much he has decimated and done more damage to his character than any other person alive.

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by ainas247: 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
We no need your vouching no be you call am thief before..

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by kiiingemmy(m): 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by designking: 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
Old man flipping major national decisions like a pendulum bulb.

Why lead a nation astray because of your hate for for Buhari?

You wrote loads of epistles about your conviction about Atiku being a person not to be trusted, what truly changed?

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by StOla: 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
Did Obasanjo just mention "Atiku" and "vouch" as a concord rather than a discord he had been propagating for the past 12yrs?

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by easynetsms(m): 7:04pm On Jan 30, 2019
Election don reach o

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by EmmyDJourno: 7:05pm On Jan 30, 2019
Wetin remain Na make thunder fire Obj angry

Does he think we are fools

The same man that said God would not forgive him if he ever endorsed Atiku, is now coming to spill shit

The same man who put all his workers from Ota Farm to Bells Oil and Gas and schools under the pay roll of the Fed Govt until Buhari stopped it

This one na Demon abeg.......Prison to all of them after the elections angry

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by id911(m): 7:05pm On Jan 30, 2019
Baba OBJ, thank you so much for your support

The Atikulate Team will not disappoint Nigerians when we take charge as from May 29, 2019

May God bless our incoming President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by biosilicon: 7:05pm On Jan 30, 2019
Lol. These are the calibre of men that have brought Nigeria to where it is today. And somebody will say they dont deserve to be insulted. Even at his old age still no honour. Bunch of self-serving lying bastards.

That your stupid book should be burned the world over. Rubbish.

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by Kingsleydr(m): 7:05pm On Jan 30, 2019
Thieves! Why won't you vouch for him anywhere , sheybi if he wins he will fill up your account by any means ... don't go and dig your grave. Wicked souls

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by Femi316: 7:05pm On Jan 30, 2019
PoliticsNigeria:
@POLITICSNGR

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday said he could vouch for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reposition the country.

PoliticsNGR learned that Obasanjo made the statement in Lagos while speaking at the 2019 Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture. Abubakar had earlier delivered his lecture themed: “My vision to get Nigeria Working again”.

Obasanjo, in his remark said he believed that Atiku had the experience, the capacity and passion to move the country forward.

He said Nigerians should no longer find his support for the former vice president strange going by what he said or wrote about him in the past.

He reiterated that he stood firmly by whatever he said in the past about Atiku and indeed President Buhari.

He, however, said the PDP candidate had demonstrated what was expected of a committed and sincere leader by owing up to his past mistakes and showing remorse.

Obasanjo added that Atiku had not only apologised to his political party and the nation, but also apologised to him for the past disagreements he made as his deputy.

He said that Atiku was not infallible like every other human being and that he, (Obasanjo) would be playing God by not forgiving the former Vice-President.

“I have been called names because of my position on Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri Adamawa.

“Everything I have said as far as I have knowledge of Atiku, I have not retracted and I stand firmly by them because they are to the best of my knowledge true.

“And neither has what I have said and written about Buhari been controverted, if anything, they have been confirmed and proved beyond any shadow of doubt.

“But Atiku has done things which are absolutely imperative for a leader to be followed and believed.

“First, know who you are and present yourself as you are – a human being in blood and flesh and susceptible to human mistakes and human frailties.

“Don’t cover up with sanctimonious veneer of bogus integrity, incorruptibility, uprightness, goodness and false figures and statistics, all of which are contrived to deceive, to cheat, to plunder and to destroy.

“Atiku never claimed to be a saint and I never described him as such. I will never so describe any human being alive let alone calling him a Messiah.

“On an occasion in the past when I said that someone was not a Messiah, some Nigerians out of bad “belle’’ were up in arms.

“For me, as a Christian, the only Messiah I know and have is Jesus Christ and even then, the man aspect of Him was imperfect while the divine aspect of Him was perfectly messianic.

“Secondly, a leader must be honest to himself and to the people he serves or he wants to serve.

“He must identify and acknowledge his situation, mistakes, shortcomings and inadequacy; show remorse where and when he has erred, seek forgiveness and repent; and not passing the bulk or keep blaming others and fail to accept responsibility.

“Atiku accepts responsibility for his mistakes, shows remorse and seeks forgiveness from his political party and subsequently from Nigerians.

“He asks for forgiveness from me and as a believer, a Christian as such, I forgave him in accordance with the teaching and instruction of my Saviour.

“For, if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you.

“But if you do not forgive men their sins, your father will not forgive your sins (Matt 6:14-15 NIV).

“If anybody blames me for forgiving Atiku, I leave such a person with God Almighty, especially as both Christian and Islamic clerics joined Atiku to visit me to seek forgiveness.

“Anybody who does not forgive when forgiveness is sought with contrite heart cannot be a true believer and should not expect the forgiveness of God,” he said.

He said past disagreements notwithstanding, Atiku demonstrated great leadership qualities when he was in office as Vice-President.

Obasanjo said he believed with the experience and courage of Abubakar, he remained the best candidate to move the country forward.

“I must reiterate that Atiku is not a saint. Who is? But from what I know of Atiku, he will be a performer in all respect. I can say that again from my personal experience.

“He knows the problems and he handled some of them in the past.

“We now know that both Buhari and Atiku have issues and all of us as human beings have one issue or the other in different magnitudes.

“But judging both of them empirically and for the task at hand, Atiku will perform much better than Buhari.

“And he will seek for good and able people around the country and beyond and make use of them to achieve his mission and vision for the general good of Nigerians and the country,” he said.

Obasanjo claimed that the state of affairs under All Progressives Congress (APC) had been disappointing and called on the citizens to effect a change with their votes.

He also commended Island Club for providing the platform for leaders to articulate their visions for the country through the lecture.

He said the series of the Club’s lecture had helped enriched discourse on nation-building.

https://politicsngr.com/just-can-vouch-atiku-anywhere-obasanjo-reasons/
Oga n boy na thief

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by aishapmbtoto: 7:05pm On Jan 30, 2019
Obj is a statesman.

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by enemyofprogress: 7:06pm On Jan 30, 2019
OK




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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by theoldpretender(m): 7:06pm On Jan 30, 2019
deboysben:
Atiku is ever ready for presidency with his plans to get Nigeria working again

So you want to replace a thief with another thief.

And you are misinterpreting the Bible in the process.

Don't complain when things don't change after another 8 years of PDP.

You Nigerians are not ready for good governance

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by dexterinc2003: 7:06pm On Jan 30, 2019
deboysben:
Atiku is ever ready for presidency with his plans to get Nigeria working again

He will come LIKE A THIEF....... Not AS THE THIEF GANGAN.

This one seems to do the latter. grin grin

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by itiswellandwell: 7:07pm On Jan 30, 2019
Obasanjo and vouch. Same way he vouched for buhari. Baba should stop vouching. You know these people already. They can perform and as well under perform. It's unpredictable. Baba should just be watching!


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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by AngelicBeing: 7:07pm On Jan 30, 2019
grin

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by FocusedDiva(f): 7:07pm On Jan 30, 2019
Someone has gone senile.
Seriously.

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by SEONaijaExpert: 7:07pm On Jan 30, 2019
1) The same Obasanjo couldn't support Atiku because he knew his ways are not sincere as former vice-president.

2) The same Obasanjo torn PDP membership card and accused them of fraudulent and manipulative politics.

3) The same man listed the atrocities of Atiku while he was his vice-president.

All of a sudden, Obasanjo has chosen to endorse a tricky man, a looter and a bad product to Nigerians.

No matter the amount that might have exchanged hands or the promised made, well meaning Nigerians should resist this suspicious change of mind by the old man.

This won't give birth to anything good if we allow it.

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by Mankosi: 7:07pm On Jan 30, 2019
Na wa o

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by superior1: 7:07pm On Jan 30, 2019
If the alternative is Buhari, I will vote Atiku 100/100

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by livelymatilda22: 7:08pm On Jan 30, 2019
Yen yen yen... You can only deceive wailing zombies

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Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by jaxxy(m): 7:08pm On Jan 30, 2019
Good
Re: I Can Vouch For Atiku Anywhere - Obasanjo (reasons) by peacettw: 7:08pm On Jan 30, 2019
Politicians. Fear them. Always speaking from two sides of the mouth as long as their palms are greased. FFK remains a good example..frustrated today cos no one is paying him any attention

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