OBJ Mocks Buhari For Staying Outside Nigeria For 104 Days, Drums Support For Atiku

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari in his usual manner of teasing people and supposed political opponent

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The ex president who was a guest speaker at the Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture in Lagos today, made a mockery of President Buhari by saying people did not know that his former vice, Atiku Abubakar, stood in for him whenever he was away from the country because he was not absent for 104 days.

Obasanjo, while correcting public opinion that he did not hand over power to Atiku to act as president and preside over the federal executive council meetings, said:

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“Let me now say this, One of the most ridiculous claim I’ve had on these issues is that I did not give Atiku chance to preside over the federal executive council meetings because I did not trust him; that’s not true. That was not correct because he had occasion to preside on a few times that I was out of the country on duty. On those occasions he was in charge of the federal executive council meetings; and no Nigerian chief executive have divulged to his deputy as much as I did to Atiku. I did not need to designate him acting president because the constitution is clear. Once the president is not available the vice president automatically acts with full powers and he consults when and if he considered it necessary. But since I was not absent from home for 104 days at a time, people may not know that Atiku actually stood in for me whenever I was out.”

While commending the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Obasanjo disclosed that “He will be a team leader but he will not allow the seizure of his mandate by any cabal. He will be a team leader and he will be in charge. I have seen him before do this”

“You have a man who has what it takes in experience, in exposure, in lessons that he has learnt, and he has learnt his lessons. I tried to teach him a few of them. You have a man who has what it takes at this time for us to have a change and we need a change for the better.”, the Ota Born Politician had said.

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