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Obasanjo reveals those who brought Buhari to power

24 August 2016, 14:40

Jalingo - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has finally revealed those that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power.

Obasanjo had on Friday said he and four other eminent Nigerians brought Buhari to power.

He said the five of them decided to back Buhari against former President Goodluck Jonathan when they felt that the country stood at a crossroads, reports News 24

Obasanjo noted that the five of them decided to support Buhari in the election in order to salvage the country from further woes.

Obasanjo said, “Three or four other of us from different part of the country got together and said to ourselves what do we do

“We said what is the problem with us and why are we still not growing. We got talking and knew we needed to do something.

The former President, however, failed to name the four other eminent Nigerians.

Also read: I and 4 others brought Buhari into power– Obasanjo

But on Tuesday, Obasanjo finally revealed all those behind Buhari's success at the 2015 presidential election.

He said no individual or group including himself can lay claim to bringing President Buhari to power, reports Thisday

He said the emergence of Buhari as President was an overwhelming decision of Nigerians as demonstrated at the polls.

The former President, who stated this in Jalingo when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Darius Ishaku, said Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for  Buhari and as such nobody could claim to have brought him to power.

“I was astounded by media reports quoting me to have said that I and a few other persons brought President Buhari to power to save Nigeria. 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.

- News 24


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