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PDP threatens to expose Obasanjo over making ‘mistake’ in picking Atiku comment 

Olusegun Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has threatened to expose former President Olusegun Obasanjo over a comment that he made a mistake when he picked his Vice President in 1999.

KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that Obasanjo on Saturday said he made a mistake in picking his number two ahead of the 1999 presidential election.

He, however, did not mention Atiku in his statement, stating that it was a mistake he made in good faith but was saved by God.

He said, “One of the mistakes I made was picking my number two when I wanted to become the President. But because it was a genuine mistake, God saved me.”

Reacting to Obasanjo’s comment, The PDP’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Senator Walid Jibril, threatened that should Obasanjo fail to clarify the comments within 48 hours, the party would be forced to expose him and “tell Nigerians who he is in reality.”

Jubril made the threat at a press conference in Kaduna on Monday, stating that although the party has great respect for the former President, it would be disappointing if the statement credited to him turned out to be true.

“I wish to appeal to former President Obasanjo to come out openly to repeat what he has said. Whether or not he was misquoted or meant what was credited to him.

“Although he has not debunked what was reported, one can assume that what was quoted to have been said by him is correct, but if he fails to openly come out and say which is correct in 48 hours, you will hear the bombardment and I will have no option but to break the egg and tell the whole world and Nigerians who Obasanjo is.

“There is no doubt Obasanjo may still be angry with Atiku even after helping him to succeed but perhaps for truncating his third term agenda. In any case, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku is our presidential candidate and I can tell you for sure that he will be the President in 2023 Insha Allah.”

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