Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan’s recent statement has revealed how important Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has turned in Nigeria political spheres. The former president referred Obasanjo as the ‘boss of all bosses’
While advising Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Jonathan said any “politician who ignores Obasanjo does so at its own peril.
He maintained that it would be impossible for Atiku to realise his presidential ambition on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
According to Jonathan, Atiku’s chances of becoming President in 2019 would be bright if he contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He, however, stressed that Atiku must do everything to get Obasanjo’s endorsement, who, he said, had the magic wand and remained respected home and abroad.
Jonathan was quoted as saying this in an interview he recently granted the Ovation Magazine, published by Dele Momodu.
“He (Atiku) can’t get the APC ticket. If Atiku gets our party (PDP) ticket, he would compete well,” Jonathan reportedly said.
“He’s always a passionate politician. But he would have to reach out to our boss, Baba OBJ, the boss of all bosses.
“We’ve all learnt at different times that you ignore OBJ at your own peril. OBJ has the magic wand, respected at home and abroad,” Jonathan said.
Atiku, who filled in as Vice-President amid Obasanjo’s eight years government, dropped out with his previous supervisor towards the finish of the government.
The fracture was accepted to have originated from Atiku’s threat to Obasanjo’s asserted third-term offer.
Atiku had as of late said allowed to lead the nation, he would battle defilement far and away superior to President Muhammadu Buhari, who enjoys public opinion as a man of integrity and hater of corruption.
Atiku lashed out at those he said were spewing debasement charges against him, without presenting any evidence.
He said, “It is sickening to continue to regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office.
“Despite previous desperate efforts to link me with corruption, the William Jefferson trial in the United States ended in 2009 without indicting me or linking me to corrupt activities,” Atiku added.