Previous Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday supports the presidential ambition of his former vice, Atiku Abubakar.
Obasanjo is currently in a meeting with Atiku and others, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
In his opening remarks, Obasanjo stated that Atiku will crush the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
The past leader had in recent months been critical of Buhari and his government. He had also advised Buhari not to re-contest.
A source at the meeting still ongoing quoted Obasanjo as saying: “Let me start by congratulating the President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar”.
Obasanjo said he believed Atiku will do a good job as a president.
In attendance are outspoken clerics, Bishop David Oyedepo, Bishop Matthew Kukah and Sheikh Ahmed Gumi.
Also at the meeting are leader of apex Yoruba group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, ex PDP deputy national chairman, Bode George, Senator Murray Ben-Bruce, ex Cross River Governor, Liyel Imoke, ex-Minister, Osita Chidoka, among many others