A recent statement by former president Olusegun Obasanjo has been written off, by the presidency, saying it isn’t worthy of attention.
The former president had in a statement earlier in the week, stated that he can not be neutral, when it comes to the 2019 presidential election, as he was reacting to reports by NAN, that he had decided to be neutral.
Obasanjo had said only a fool would sit on the fence, for the forthcoming election – especially when the country is almost totally destroyed by incompetence and nepotism.
Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, said it is immaterial, whoever the former president chooses to endorse for next year’s presidential election – as he may likely change his mind, soon after.
He noted that Obasanjo, has a way of endorsing one candidate today, and picking up another tomorrow – and as such, they have learnt not to take him seriously anymore.
“Former president Obasanjo denounces one person today and supports that same person the next day.
“When it pleases him, he brings God into the matter and uses that as his excuse for whatever position he has chosen.”
We have learnt not to take his utterances seriously anymore. We know that the slightest wind can make him change his mind again. After all, this is the same man who publicly tore his party registration card barely four years ago, and he now claims to be backing the same party.”