Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has dismissed reports in some sections of the media claiming that he has endorsed the candidature of All Progressives Congress’s General Muhammad Buhari.
”I didn’t endorse or unendorse him as such, what I said and I will say it again and I will do it: when the time comes for me to vote, I will consider the track record of all the candidates that are contesting and I will assess and based on my assessment, whoever I believe has the best track record to perform the job of the Nigerian president will have my vote.”
”If anybody should know what the job of the Nigerian president requires, I should know. There are millions who can run the affairs of Nigeria who are not even coming out. So why should you die on behalf of one who is probably performing as a mediocre? What the hell are we talking about? If you love Nigeria, you would look for the best for Nigeria and I don’t believe that at this point in time we have the best for Nigeria.”
Obasanjo had been quoted as saying during the launch of ”My Watch” in Nairobi, Kenya, ”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. It’s a question of leadership – political and military. He’s smart enough. He’s educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn’t I support him?”