Former President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar told Punch
that he doesn’t care about what Olusegun Obasanjo says
Read excerpt from the interview below:
Your former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, said
so many not-too-complimentary things about you in his
latest book, ‘My Watch’. Have you both met since then?
“You know, really, I don’t give a damn (about) what
Obasanjo says about me.”
When asked about if former President Obasanjo
scuttled the best chance he ever had to lead this
country as president, Atiku replied saying “I don’t think so.
On Obasanjo scuttling his political career
As far as I am concerned, Obasanjo may believe that he
scuttled my presidential ambition, but I believe it is about
God. If God says I will be president, I will be president; if He
says I will not be president, I will not be president. Let’s
forget about Obasanjo.
On contesting for president again
It is quite too early for such a question. We are in a
transition process. We have not even formed the next
government. You are asking me whether I will like to run
again or not. I think it is just too early. My concern is to
make sure that the transition process is smooth and
complete and a new government is formed because it is the
party that I belong to that is coming in. My dream for Nigeria
is always that we can, from time to time, change government
so that there can be competition among parties and that
competition will bring about, perhaps more development
and progress in the country. I think that is my most
important concern now rather than thinking of whether I’m
going to run again or not.
On meeting President Goodluck Jonathan before the
I have told Nigerians what transpired between the two of us.
He wanted me to come back to the PDP and I said I was not