Olusegun Obasanjo. (File: AFP)
Lagos – The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari says the endorsement by former president Olusegun Obasanjo would boost the party’s support base.
Speaking during an interview on Cable News Network (CNN) Buhari said Obasanjo was highly respected in the country and therefore his endorsement was likely to help APC gain more support from Nigerians.
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"It [the endorsement] will certainly bring more supporters to us and more confidence again to us from those who are sitting on the fence because general Obasanjo is highly respected and as far as the Nigerian nation is concerned, there is no serious issue that can be discussed without people seeking for his opinion and listening to it," said Buhari.
Obasanjo, who is a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) publicly declared his support for Buhari on Monday during the launch of his book 'My Watch', in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to Punch, Obasanjo said he was confident that Buhari would be able to effectively deal with issues of corruption and insecurity.