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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

POLITICS: Former PDP President Olusegun Obasanjo Endorses APC Candidate GENERAL BUHARI for President

Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, has publicly expressed support for the electioneering campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler and presidential 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 under the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), condemned the postponement of the election. “The circumstances [Buhari] will be working under if he wins the election are different from the one he worked under before, where he was both the executive and the legislature — he knows that,” he said.

“He’s smart enough. He’s educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn't I support him?”
It is the first time that the ex-president has publicly spoken of his support for Buhari. He recently said that he would only speak out on his leaning after the election has been conducted.

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Bem JohnAbdulhamid Ibrahim and 5 others like this.

Yvonne Onaibe

We have been expecting that tho

Na Yoruba man na....it's normal 

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

na today? even his daughter lost election in his backyard as senator

Ephraim Joseph Mustard

I thought dis idiot said dat he would not be talking til after election.

Endy Edeson

@okey: OBASANJO is a wise man. he knows what he is doing. His YEAH can be NAY and his NAY can be YEAH

Teajarnie Adebayo E Coli

@endy ur headlines are so out of point........wat is so strange about d endorsement

Yisa Azeez Eleniyo

Ephraim joseph mustard,u are calling Obj idiot..did ur entire generation have the knowledge he has?pray that ur generation can raise someone like his daughter not to talk of Baba himself.watch ur words

Ommyl Ibukun

‪#‎Yvonneonaibe‬ mind explaining dat phrase....? don't u fink u re bin tribalistic???

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

obj was brought to power by the North. he promised to return power back to them. now he discovers he has failed... he has no electoral value here any longer... just a noisome old fool... his last respect he sold it when apc came to him and called him their NAVIGATOR

Esther Uchebe

All dis old men keeps making ridicule of demselves in d name of politics..well,come wat may,i stil love Baba.

Yvonne Onaibe

Loooooool

Emeka Solomon

I thought they said buhari is a righteous man, how come he's being endorsed by the ex-pdp criminal? and they said apc is bringing change? cool drama!

Ann Ab

Obj is a devil

Ernest Chidiebere Onwudinjor

If u ask me, I would say that buhari will perform more than jona has done. He is more capable cos if he wins, all the corrupt politicians that looted Nigeria money causing fuel and kerosene hike, all will be arrested and jailed..probably Amaechi will be the head of efcc...It's just that the man is old and does not have the interest of d youth at heart. ****just saying ***.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Endy. Mind explaining why its strange?. Really, I'd love to hear it.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Yvonne. Now common. That's s terrible stereotype. You know if people start hholding such against us Edo/Delta then that would be so wrong. But it is what it is. That's one of the problems of this country. We think bad about the other tribe. We've been pitted against each other by our political idiots and the terrible was our history has been painted will always pit one tribe against the other.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Emeka. So how does that concern GMB?. Is he the keeper of OBJ?. Really that's a stretch for you attacking someone's character cos crook is endorsing him. Does that mean GMB is influenced by this endorsement?.

Emeka Solomon

Jesse will he jail OBJ, I've heard someone say he'll jail all the past criminals, will he jail IBB? Will he jail them? he who gets endorsement from a criminal is also a mate in crime, be realistic and stop playing around the bush.

Emeka Solomon

will he jail tinubu?

Emeka Solomon

Apc keep complaining that pdp have ruled for 16 disastrous years, but do you know that obj ruled for good 8 solid years out of the 16years? now he's endorsing the so called righteous man. Wake up Jesse.

Yvonne Onaibe

looooooool.........Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina,,,,,my Respect for the people from there made me stop there na...........I do respect them
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Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Emeka. Who does OBJ's endorsement concern you?. Which human on earth controls what other independent people do?. Is he the boss of OBJ?. Concerning jailing of past criminals. This is what I'll say, and I've said it before in the past. I don't mind if he doesn't jail any. Why?. The judiciary isn't set up to do it now and that IMO would be a witch hunt that would yield little. Those big elites have people they can buy. Take the case of Ibori, he would normally be jailed but he had almost the same machinery in the same judiciary ergo why it would be difficult to jail him here. Its the same for these men. They are very strong now but if you set up the judiciary long term you can bring them in. Also, I always cite a case of what Putin did in Russia, he didn't go after the oligarchs that were destroying Russia but he warned them to leave politics and those who failed to heed that warning were jailed for their past. Cleansing this systemic corruption won't be easy and I don't even think Nigerians have the patience for it as most want to first benefit from it before they even think of that. Its a case of the fear of losing power is what corrupts and not the power itself.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Yvonne. You didn't show respect honestly. I have all tribes as friends. And most show the failings of humans not of their tribe. That's the mistake we make. We generalize. Human tendencies are common in all tribes, race and country but some may have it moreso than others. Its like saying the Edo/Delta chiefs that ruin their region are idiotic fools and that might be right but does it mean it doesn't happen in other regions?. Or the general stereotype people hold on Edo/Delta people?.

Yvonne Onaibe

smiles.........okay i admit i was wrong..............i am very sorry||||||||

Endy Edeson

@jesse: iT'S strange endorsement because it is the same OBJ that condemned BUHARI military administration, he even set up panel to investigate Buahri's leadership as PTF chairman, as it was believed billions of dollars went missing but the matter was swept under a DIRTY CARPET. Let me remind you once again. "He who claims to come to equity must come with clean hands". iT baFFles me to hear that GMB will deal with corruption if elected, Who will then probe the missing over $2billion when he was the Minister of Petrolem. JESSE can you please tell me what happened to that money because i sensed you are a 100% supporter of BUHARISM

Yvonne Onaibe

Endy,,please i want to confirm how true this news is......I read this morning Where Buhari said,,,There will be a Coup if election is delayed..........pls i just want to confirm....Thanks

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Endy. And I'd urge you to do a proper finding on the PTF so called scam. Money didn't go missing as being alluded. OBJ even employed 2 from that PTF team and the female there was directly responsible for our debt being cleared then, she's even now working for the UN. OBJ tried twice with different panels to find something but both came with the same conclusion. They couldn't find something underhand. Its just as IBB did when he probed the counter trading under GMB. He found out how profitable it was but he wanted to eliminate that trade cos he was being pushed by the IMF to accept the conditions of ruining our economy. Who was he to say no to his pay masters?. They brought him in after seeing that they were being chased out of this country.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Yvonne. If indeed GMB made that statement then it is a true statement. I'll tell you why. Coups thrive on uncertainty and chaos. Should there be no election look for that to happen if its not already in works. Earlier last year, the Army made a statement that coups would be a thing of the past if what they're working on succeeds (not in exact words). That statement to me reads, they are still attempts at coups but they're doing their best not to let it happen. Coup indeed would work very well now should the Army try it cos the uncertainty is getting high and all former Army men would know this (GMB being one). If you've studied how coups come about that statement while worrisome is true.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Endy. I'm never a 100% supporter of men. I support him cos his past records show the kind of man we need. Yes, his human right record is indeed a blemish and it would never go away but that was as a HOS. Things are different then. No military rule doesn't trample upon rights heck even civilian rule does it. We've seen this present administration use the security services to lock up media houses and harass them.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Yvonne. Its worrisome should indeed coups are being planned and I do think they might be. There are lots of ambitious men in the military. Heck, they even teach coups as a course. They learn how to properly plan and execute coups in all militaries and how to foil them. All it needs for it to thrive now would be to wait it out and see if more turmoil and uncertainty would unfold from this election problems. I certainly hope it doesn't come to fruition.

Maduka Stanley

The worst of GEJ will always be better than the finest Hausa fulani man in aso rock , OBJ is today outdated in nigeria politics just seeking public attention he lost yrs ago, if i have my way i shall force them ex army generals to quit nigeria politics cos they are becoming unbecoming since young Bush left White house who hear from him about US affairs? I will force them completely out business.

Emeka Solomon

Jesse It concern me because I'm a Nigerian, the fact that it doesn't concern you does not mean that it doesn't concern anybody else, if you're coming to deal with corruption, you dare not accept endorsement from corrupt people, and I only see only one good egg amidst hundreds of bad eggs in apc, now tell how these criminals ain't gonna influence one so called righteous man among them? or you think buhari can get on seat and shun the people thatgot him there? you think obj don't know what he's doing? I tell you again. be realistic!

Salako Stephen

Good one

Emeka Solomon

APC is a safe heaven for past criminals

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Emeka. And you just made my point. Where in this article does it say it was accepted. I might come out and say I'd jump off the bridge for GMB doesn't mean he'll condone it. That's where being reasonable comes into it. You can't control a man's thinking.

Prince Chris Ayodele Aisida

i even prefer military rule to civilian, wat exaclty can we say is dividend of democracy since 1999? absolutely noting. same set of pple dat are in govt since, dey change party like cloths. dey enrich deir pocket nd d family nd even yet unborn kids

Emeka Solomon

lol, is this your first time of hearing it, gmb have been romancing with obj for long, even obj body language is also speaking out loud, I see no changes coming, It's the same set of criminals endorsing themselves and deceiving people like Jesse. You can see how gej shunned godfatherism, that's the reason why obj is striving to deal with him by all means, nobody is blind.

Sam Kemmy

Why wont he support gmb . Since gmb has promised not to deal with past corrupt leaders. But i wonder how he wants to deal wit a problem without solving the foundation of that problem. This is evident proof that this gmb is fake . He's only hungry for power . He represent no change.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

@ Emeka. GEJ spurned godfatherism?. Isn't that cute?. How come Dangote, Otedola and countless others continue to benefit?. How come we're seeing increase in corruption?. The people perpetuating these corrupt acts are those that funded him ergo the treatment. godfatherism is not in itself a bad act. It happens EVERYWHERE.

Airuoyuwa Lixon

Obasanjo is a political spent horse seeking relevance on a wrong premise, he has lost his fathirism stint by his mouth that is running foul without break. Law of diminishing return is actually telling on these two old generals. Who ever is calling for coup shall be destroyed by Heaven's Army. Nigerians are not in want of a coup.

Amaechi Paulo Bienonwu

Abeg endy make this people leave this nation 4 us na ,make dem go 4 dere grand child nd leave goodluck my guy aka super paulo

Emmanuel Divine

No matter the dance go, I stand my ground GEJ all the way

Jeremiah Ademolu

Obasanjo have right to make his own choice... We all have same right

Emeka Solomon

I'm talking about people who take Nigeria as their personal property, how can obj keep running the affairs of this from ota farm? isn't that ridiculous? I'm not saying gej is perfect, but those men ain't better option.
@Jesse

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