Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he has forgiven his former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, wholeheartedly, describing him as “president-to-be.” and good to go.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said this while addressing journalists after the closed -door meeting with Atiku Abubakar.
The meeting which was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex had in attendance the Bishop of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), David Oyedepo; Islamic cleric, Ahmed Gumi; and the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah.
Below are what Chief Obasanjo said of Atiku:
“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, he had shown remorse; he has asked for forgiveness and he had indicated that he has learnt some good lessons and he will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.”
“Whenever or wherever he might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on a daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise him to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with him,” Obasanjo added.
The ex-president noted that among all the presidential aspirants in the PDP, Atiku has the widest and greatest exposure, adding that Atiku understood the economy better than the incumbent president.
He also said:
“For me, relatively and of all the aspirants in the PDP, Atiku has the widest and greatest exposure, experience, outreach and possibly the best machinery and preparation for seeing the tough and likely dirty campaign ahead through.
“From what I personally know of Atiku, He has the capacity to perform better than the incumbent. He surely understand the economy better; he has business experience, which can make his administration business-friendly and boost the economy and provide jobs.
“He has better outreach nationally and internationally and that can translate to better management of foreign affairs. He is more accessible and less inflexible and more open to all parts of the country in many ways.”
Earlier today , Atiku described today “as the happiest day of his life. “