Nigerians brought Buhari to power not me, says Obasanjo

President Buhari calls OBJ, congratulates him at 80

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, debunked rumours that he brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015.

Obasanjo said neither him nor any group of persons can boast of bringing the President to power.

The former president said this in Jalingo,  the Taraba State capital, when he paid a courtesy call on the Governor Darius Ishaku. Obasanjo was on a five-day tour of the state to inspect his farm and some key projects he initiated while in government.

Obasanjo explained that the emergence of President Buhari  was a collective decision of Nigerians who voted him massively in the last election, saying no single person or group can claim the glory.

His words, “I was shock by media reports quoting me as saying I and a few others brought President Buhari to power to save Nigeria.

 

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“I never said that because it is not true. Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for the president and we are all witnesses to that fact. No single person or group can claim that glory”, he said.

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