Obasanjo endorses Atiku for President in 2019

Obasanjo endorses Atiku for President in 2019

click photo for more information
Obasanjo endorses Atiku for President in 2019
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, his former VP for President, Premium Times is reporting. Atiku, who clinched the PDP Presidential ticket last Sunday, visited Obasanjo at his Abeokuta home alongside popular Islamic preacher, Dr Ahmad Abubakar Gumi; Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide; and Most Reverend Matthew Kukah, Catholic […]
0
41

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, his former VP for President, Premium Times is reporting.

Atiku, who clinched the PDP Presidential ticket last Sunday, visited Obasanjo at his Abeokuta home alongside popular Islamic preacher, Dr Ahmad Abubakar Gumi; Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide; and Most Reverend Matthew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, among other PDP leaders, according to Sahara Reporters.

Obasanjo, who had earlier said that God would not forgive him if he supports Atiku for President explained that Atiku is now remorseful and he has forgiven him in accordance with his Christian values.

See Obasanjo’s statement at the meeting below:

“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.”

The post Obasanjo endorses Atiku for President in 2019 appeared first on BellaNaija – Nigeria breaking & top news to the World 24/7. Read Today.

New Video: John Legend — Preach

click photo for more information
New Video: John Legend — Preach
John Legend‘sofficial video for “Preach” is now available online. The video was released yesterday on major video platforms. “Preach” video was directed by Dominique DeLeon and produced by Kelsey Gilchrist and Angel Rosa. Watch the video below The post New Video: John Legend — Preach appeared first on BellaNaija – Nigeria breaking & top news […]
12
7

Artificially sweetened beverages increase stroke risk – Study

click photo for more information
Artificially sweetened beverages increase stroke risk – Study
Drinking over two artificially sweetened beverages a day, could increase the risk of all types of stroke. The post Artificially sweetened beverages increase stroke risk – Study appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. Related
7
5

FA Cup: Mahrez seals big win for City

click photo for more information
FA Cup: Mahrez seals big win for City
Balogun was missing as Brighton progressed. The post FA Cup: Mahrez seals big win for City appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. Related
0
5

Nkem Owoh, MTN, Samsung, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a difference at Enugu mall in #MTNLoveBox campaign

click photo for more information
Nkem Owoh, MTN, Samsung, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a difference at Enugu mall in #MTNLoveBox campaign
February they say, is the month of love and giving, as every 14th day of this month is set aside to show love by giving. To surprise its customers and spread love in a different way, MTN dispatched #MTNLoveBox models to major shopping malls across the country bearing gifts of love for 2. The models […]
0
8

2019 AFCON: Rohr lists potential invitees from Flying Eagles

click photo for more information
2019 AFCON: Rohr lists potential invitees from Flying Eagles
As the U20 African Cup of Nations wound up for Nigeria yesterday, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said he has made a list of players that could  make the national team for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. Continue reading 2019 AFCON: Rohr lists potential invitees from Flying Eagles at Vanguard News Nigeria. […]
1
4

Eight months on, girl stolen from church still not found

click photo for more information
Eight months on, girl stolen from church still not found
The pranksters reportedly said the missing child was in their custody and will be released provided the family met their demand Continue reading Eight months on, girl stolen from church still not found at Vanguard News Nigeria. Related
1
5

A typical Akwa Ibom person is not stupid — Prince Abia

click photo for more information
A typical Akwa Ibom person is not stupid — Prince Abia
Prince Effiong Abia, a constitutional lawyer and former Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Rural Development, speaks with HARRIS-OKON EMMANUEL on the chances of his party (All Progressives Congress, APC) winning the 2019 elections in the oil rich state. Continue reading A typical Akwa Ibom person is not stupid — Prince […]
0
6

INEC rules out sabotage, says nobody forced it to postpone elections

click photo for more information
INEC rules out sabotage, says nobody forced it to postpone elections
All these challenges mean that there have been differences in preparations from one State to another Continue reading INEC rules out sabotage, says nobody forced it to postpone elections at Vanguard News Nigeria. Related
1
6

Shift painful, but Nigerians must maintain their commitment, says Asiwaju Tinubu

click photo for more information
Shift painful, but Nigerians must maintain their commitment, says Asiwaju Tinubu
All Progressives Congress National Leader and Co-chair of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said though the postponement of yesterday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections was painful,  all those who actually came out to vote and those who intended to vote in the postponed elections must maintain their commitment.  Continue reading Shift […]
1
6

Papi Tre – “Bird In The Wind” EP

click photo for more information
Papi Tre – “Bird In The Wind” EP
Papi Tre Makes History In Surulere, As “Bird In The Wind EP” Launch with Joe El,Henry Knight and Oxlade sold out!!! New kid on the block is Afro-pop sensation Papi Tre the Surulere breed breaks into the industry as he debuts his first body of work titled “Bird In The Wind E.P”. Chinweze Chinonso Louiz […]
14
8

Madik – “Only You” ft. Dice Ailes

click photo for more information
Madik – “Only You” ft. Dice Ailes
Its the month of February and love is in the air . Rising Afro-fusion artist Madik /ma.dyke/ teams up with chocolate city ‘Dice Ailes‘ for a mid tempo love ballad titled ‘Only You‘. The track was produced by Ghanian Producer ‘sojiboy’ , who co-produced Mr Eazi’s single ‘Dabebi’. ‘Only you’ is without a doubt one […]
0
6

Postponement, sacrifice for Nigeria’s democracy… Muoghalu

click photo for more information
Postponement, sacrifice for Nigeria’s democracy… Muoghalu
<p class="">Chief George Muoghalu, National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to consider the shift in dates of 2019 general election as a sacrifice for entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria.</p> <h1>Muoghalu told newsmen in Nnewi that his party, the APC was not happy with the development but must live with […]
6
9
load more posts