Nigerians on social media have reacted to the endorsement of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday of presidential ambition of his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar.
Obasanjo is currently in a meeting with Atiku, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate and others in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
In his opening remarks, Obasanjo declared that Atiku will defeat the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
In attendance at the meeting was the outspoken clerics, Bishop David Oyedepo, Bishop Mattew Kukah and Sheikh Ahmed Gumi.
Also at the meeting were leader of the apex Yoruba group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, ex PDP deputy national chairman, Bode George, Senator Murray Ben-Bruce, ex Cross River Governor, Liyel Imoke, ex-Minister Osita Chidoka, among many others.
However, some Nigerians on Twitter have shared divergent opinions concerning Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku.
Some stated that Buhari and APC will be defeated in 2019.
Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:
@Icc6duke “Nigerians are united in demanding for the sack of Buhari, even Obj is willing to settle with Atiku to ensure this happens.”
@Modebolanle “Still on the matter. I want to know how APC and Buhari will rig these people.Buhari and his surr.tes may not sleep today.Atiku is a goal.”
@Sly_bundle “Dear Children of Recession, stop fighting it, the truth stares you in the face. Stop acting stubborn. Atiku is your next President.”
@Obinext “It will be too late when Buhari realizes what has hit him. The game is just starting.”
@Nomshimi, “If anything is indicative of these pictures is the fact that Buhari is going back to the dingy hole he crawled out of come 2019. Fully Atikulated.”
Let’s wait we’ll soon hear a vision from Oyedepo saying “God tell him” to tell us he’s seeing “A” as our next president and Nigeria will be great next year so dah we all can vote.”
@Jayligal “Once Baba Obasanjo is involved, say no more – Atiku is winning.”
@gilo_nig “Even in that same Abeokuta Buhari will defeat Atiku.”
@Ibrahim_dalibi, “Do you have any doubt again that Dr Gummi Oyedepo Kukah re doing it for the Dollars? Am not moved with D.r Gummi from Day1 cos his body language is all about who can spray the money to the end of the party.”
@Emekageorge57, “This meeting is a sign of Nigeria welcoming back peace, Atiku emerging is ordained by God.”