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Obasanjo makes U-turn, says he didn’t endorse Buhari

Obasanjo makes U-turn, says he didn’t endorse Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he did not endorse Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he was yet to endorse any candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.

Speaking in the United Kingdom during the launch of ‘My Watch’, his controversial autobiography, which has been proscribed in Nigeria, Obasanjo said he would let his stand on the election known when the time comes. But on Tuesday at the launch of ‘My Watch’ in Nairobi, Kenya, according to the Financial Times, the former president said, “The circumstances [Buhari] will be working under if he wins the election are different from the one he worked under before, where he was both the executive and the legislature, he knows that…. He’s smart enough. He’s educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn’t I support him?”

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Obasanjo said on Thursday, “I didn’t endorse or unendorsed him as such. What I said and I will say it again and I will do it: when the time comes for me to vote, I will consider the track record of all the candidates that are contesting and I will assess and based on my assessment, whoever I believe has the best track record to perform the job of the Nigerian president will have my vote.”