Following the controversial postponement of Feb general election by INEC, former head of state and first democratic president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has come out openly to endorse the APC‘s presidential aspirant Gen Muhammadu Buhari, as the next Nigeria president.
Despite criticizing the incumbent president Ebele Jonathan, of not been the kind of leader Nigerians want, OBJ had never endorsed Gen Buhari until now.
The ex-president is still carrying the membership of ruling party PDP in his hand, but he is not active member of the party.
The former president speaking yesterday, at the launching of his controversial autobiography book “ My Watch ” in Nairobi, Kenya, says he endorse the Gen Buhari.
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?
OBJ also criticized the postponement of the elections saying,
The signs are not auspicious. I don’t know whether a script is being played. You need to ask [Jonathan] how has he let [the army] go to this extent. Many things went wrong: recruitment went wrong; training went wrong; morale went down; motivation not there; corruption was deeply ingrained; welfare was bad.
He also said he has no further political ambitions, saying he’s an old man. OBJ is 77.