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President Buhari will continue addressing me as ‘Sir’. He wouldn’t have won in 2015 without my support – Obasanjo

Former President Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday during the annual Ibogun-Olaogun Day celebration in Ibogun, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, said that President Muhammadu Buhari would not have won the 2015 presidential election without his support.

He noted that he had what it takes to correct Buhari, saying that Nigeria should be in a better position now.

“Buhari will continue to address me as ‘sir.’ In 2015, if I didn’t support Buhari, he wouldn’t have won the election.

“I know Buhari and he, too, knows me.

“Till the day I die, Buhari will continue to address me as ‘Sir.’”

“I have what it takes to correct him.  Nigeria should not be in the position we are today.  Nigeria can be better.  God has given us all that we need.

“I am qualified to speak against Buhari.  One, I have done it before.  Two, I have shed my blood for this country.  Why can’t I speak about what is best for this country.  I am doubly qualified to do that.”

The former President had vehemently rejected President Buhari’s re-election and declared his support for his former deputy, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Obasanjo however told the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, to allow the people of the state to choose who the next governor becomes.

He further cautioned politicians against sponsoring violence in the state, saying that there was no reason why the election in Ogun state shouldn’t be peaceful.

Obasanjo also described Amosun as his brother who is dear to his heart. He however noted that their choices in the present political journey may not and do not align.

“I have made my choice. It may not be in tandem with yours (Amosun).

“Let my choice be and let yours be and let God decide. Whoever gets there, let all of us support him.

“There is no earthly reason why we should not have peaceful election in the state.”

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