Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has shared his assessment of the performance of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, during their regime.
Obasanjo and Atiku held sway as the country’s number one and number two citizens respectively elected on PDP’s platform between 1999-2007. They fell apart during the period but close rank recently after Atiku emerged PDP presidential candidate, a truce that was brokered by Bishop Mathew Kukah, Living Faith Church, aka Winners Chapel founder, Bishop David Oyedepo and Sheik Abubakar Gumi.
The former president may have rated the performance of his erstwhile lieutenant low while they were in government during a programme titled, “The Talk,” which was aired on a YouTube Channel, “Voice of the People.”
“Atiku didn’t want to become even a Vice President (in 1999). He was elected as a governor.
“…My plan was that he would be given a lot of work to do domestically and Atiku even used to complain that I gave him too much work to do, which was intentional because I wanted him to get to know things.
“My second term was that having prepared him for domestic issues, I would want him to represent Nigeria for one year at the African Union, Economic Community of West African States and the United Nations for a year so that he would be fully prepared, but the first thing I found out was that his judgement was not right on many occasions,” Obasanjo said.