- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi’s presidential candidacy
- Jagaban, as he is affectionately called, said the former president does not have the moral justification to endorse a candidate.
- This was stated on Thursday, January 5, during his presidential campaign rally in Benin, the capital of Edo state.
Edo, Benin – Following the endorsement of Peter Obi’s presidential candidacy, the standard-bearer of the ruling All Progress Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has finally revealed his position on development.
During his visit to Edo state on Thursday, January 5 at the Sports Complex of the University of Benin, Ugbowo campus, Tinubu revealed that Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi does not hold up.
He affirmed that the former president does not have the moral justification to support a candidate because of his history of failure in the past.
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Jagaban, as he is fondly called, reflected on the Obasanjo administration’s failure to deliver electricity to Nigerians despite investing $16 billion.
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He accused Obasanjo of thwarting his attempt to help save the country’s electricity problem when he invited Enron Power to help solve Nigeria’s electricity crisis.
“I brought in Enron to solve the electricity problem and help the Lagos economy, but Obasanjo and the PDP thwarted it. They punished me and the people of Lagos and even started deducting our money.”
Tinubu also touched on his old feud with Obasanjo when his administration seized Lagos State’s allotment, a move that led him to improvise and set up more local governments to save Lagos State’s sustainability.
“I created Local Governments in Lagos to speed up development and create jobs for our people, but Obasanjo seized our allowance and punished us for it.
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“That was mean and a man like that said he endorsed a man for you to vote for president. Can you follow that man? Can Obasanjo recommend a leader for someone in Nigeria? A man who does not know the way cannot show the way. “