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Obasanjo advises Buhari to do away with bad eggs if voted president

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to do away with bad eggs if voted president in February 14 election.
He said that political parties always win elections with a mixture of “saints and devils”, but APC should sieve good characters from devils if it eventually wins.
The statement credited to Obasanjo came barely 24 hours after the former president ‎had shunned PDP presidential rally held at MKO Abiola International Stadium, less than a kilometre to Obasanjo’s house, the former president, however, shelved all other engagements to welcome Buhari and APC.
He said, “Let me welcome all of you. But let me in a special way welcome Muhammadu. Our paths have crossed on a number of occasions and when I was told you are going to be coming to Ogun State, I wasn’t sure whether you will come here or not. But I told my boys; I said well, whatever programme we have outside Ogun State for today let us shelve it just in case Muhammadu and his party and his team decide to call here.
“Having said that, I will also say that while a party must be a microcosm of a nation – and in a nation you will have near saints, devils, rapists, armed robbers and a good party must have all this in them. But what matters is that when that party has to go into government, it must look for men and women of character. And we have them in all parties; we have them throughout the nooks and crannies of this country.”
While describing Buhari as one of the incorruptible persons the country should desire to have‎ at every point in time shortly after he had welcomed the APC presidential candidate and his entourage to his Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, Obasanjo revealed that Buhari remains upright, saying people should not engage in trivialities and pettiness, but discuss issues intelligently about Nigeria and good governance.
RAZAQ AYINLA