Obasanjo, Atiku, Kwankwaso are not backing Buhari – Lamido

Obasanjo, Atiku, Kwankwaso are not
backing Buhari – Lamido

Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido,
has declared that former President
Olusegun Obasanjo will never endorse the
presidential candidate of the All
Progressives Congress (APC), General
Muhammadu Buhari, against President
Goodluck Jonathan.

He told Journalists in Dutse that even
though it was in the human nature to
forgive and forget, he saw no reason
Obasanjo should back Buhari, who worked
with late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha,
when Obasanjo was jailed.
His word: “Obasanjo was in jail when
Buhari was calling the shots under
Abacha.

“Who jailed him? Abacha. What was
Buhari under Abacha? He was the PTF
boss. He knew that Obasanjo was his own
Commander-in-Chief.
“By the time voting ends on Saturday, they
will come to the ground, knowing that
they have been fooling themselves.

“That’s why I said no matter who dies in
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the
party will remain. It is just like Nigeria. It is
not about individuals; it is the people. That
is why anywhere you go, the whole idea
has been bought by the people.

“In other political parties, they are owned
by entrepreneurs who are hallucinating.
The fear in APC now is that they are
reading the final chapter of their political
life.

“That is why the intensity of the falsehood
is intensifying. That is not how to win
State before Abacha, did Buhari caution
Abacha and say ‘look, don’t demystify our
national symbol, don’t demystify Nigeria,
don’t rubbish our spirit de corps. Let us
tolerate him’. He did not say so to Abacha.
Obasanjo was head of state before Buhari
and Abacha.

“Did Buhari tell Abacha to leave Obasanjo
alone? Obasanjo is free now and is seeing
Buhari in the spirit de corps. But here was
a man who never stood for him in his
hour of need, when his life was
threatened because he could have died
like the late Shehu Yar’ Adua. Yar’Adua
died and God saved Obasanjo.
“It is our history. If Obasanjo is now loved
by Buhari, it is because God saved him
under Buhari and Abacha. For him to now
know those who love him and those who
hate him is because he is alive.”
Lamido also predicted that the APC will
cease to exist after the March 28
presidential election after the defeat it will
suffer.
“They should wake up. You can see the
desperation because they have sensed it;
it is just very clear that they are losing it”,
he declared.
Lamido said that even some leaders of the
APC, such as former Vice-President Atiku
Abubakar, Governor of Kano State, Rabiu
Musa Kwankwaso and a key section of the
PDP block, who formed an arm of the APC
were not working for Buhari.
The governor pointed out that the APC
presidential contestants are still
embittered that Buhari, who came into
the arrangement with only Nasarawa
State as his area of control, picked the
ticket of the party.
He said that beyond the propaganda of
the APC, most of the people behind Buhari
were not working for him. According to
him, “Even Atiku too, I know him. It is
these same PDP members, who fought
Buhari in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

“They fought him. Even some of them as
governors, shut down their airports to
deny Buhari going to their states. These
are the people who are there now. The
truth is that they never forgive Buhari for
defeating them”, he added.

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