By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Alhaji Abubakar Atiku as the only presidential candidate who has the capacity to reposition the nation economy and better the lots of Nigerians.
While congratulating Atiku over his victory at the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries, Obasanjo said Atiku has the capacity to perform better than the incumbent economic wise and in all ramifications because of his exposure nationally and internationally.
He also charged him to fight insurgency Boko Haram and the likes in order to protect Nigerians and provide ample employment opportunities for the youths while adequate welfare of Nigerians must be given priority.
While he accepted and bless Atiku as the president to be, Obasanjo said that he, Atiku has show sense of remorse and tendered unserve apology to him for his misdeal.
“Yes he has shown sense of remorse and apologized forforgiveness. Since am a human being who also ask God for forgiveness what ever he might have done to me I also forgive him.
‘”Your character, and your attributes in the position you find yourself, your sense of remorse and as you have ask for forgiveness and promise to make ammendment and correct all the wrongs. I believe myself and you will work together”.Obasanjo assured Atiku.
Earlier Atiku thank Obasanjo for his support saying without him he would have not be where he is today.
“This visit is historical one for all of us and for the country. I could not have been what am today without Baba picking me as his vice president for 8 years and for the the training I got from him.
“I think it’s time to work together collectively for progress, unity and development of our nation and I must say that today is one of my happiest day”. Atiku said.