Former President Goodluck Jonathan has delineated president Olusegun Obasanjo as the boss of bosses in the Nigerian political house.
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Jonathan said any “politician who ignores Obasanjo will thus at its own peril,” advising ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to search out the way of courting his former boss, if he (Atiku) should realise his presidential ambition.
He maintained that it might be not possible for Atiku to grasp his presidential ambition on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
According to Jonathan, Atiku’s possibilities of turning into President in 2019 would be bright if he contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He, however, stressed that Atiku should do everything to urge Obasanjo’s endorsement, who, he said, had the magic wand and remained revered home and abroad.
Jonathan was quoted as saying this in an interview he recently granted the ovation Magazine, printed by Dele Momodu.
“He (Atiku) can’t get the APC price ticket. If Atiku gets our party (PDP) ticket, he would contend well,” Jonathan reportedly said.
“He’s invariably an ardent politician. however he would have to be compelled to reach resolute our boss, Baba OBJ, the boss of all bosses.
“We’ve all learnt at totally different times that you just ignore OBJ at your own peril. OBJ has the magic wand, revered reception and abroad,” Jonathan said.
Atiku, who served as Vice-President throughout Obasanjo’s eight years administration, fell out together with his former boss towards the end of the administration.
The rift was believed to own stemmed from Atiku’s antagonism to Obasanjo’s alleged third-term bid.
Atiku had recently said given the possibility to lead the country, he would fight corruption even higher than President Muhammadu Buhari, who enjoys popular opinion as a person of integrity and hater of corruption.
Atiku lashed out at those he said were regurgitating corruption allegations against him, while not bringing any proof forward.
He said, “It is nauseating to still regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people that have did not come out with one shred of proof of my misconduct while in office.
“Despite previous desperate efforts to link me with corruption, the William jefferson trial within the united states resulted in 2009 without indicting me or linking me to corrupt activities,” Atiku added .