Olusegun Obansanjo the former president bragged of his seniority over Buhari and his impact in the 2015 election that brough President Mohammadu Buhari into power.
The former president however, claimed that he is the most qualified person to criticise President Buhari. Noting this at the year 2018 Ibogun Day celebration with Ogun state Governor Ibikunle Amosun and others in attendance, Obasanjo draws attention to the fact that Buhari would not have won the 2015 election without him and he is therefore the most qualified person to criticise President Buhari.
Former president Obasanjo in his words said ‘I know Buhari and he too knows me. Till the day I die, Buhari will continue to address me as ‘sir.’ In 2015, if I didn’t support Buhari, he wouldn’t have won the election. I have what it takes to correct him. Nigeria should not be in the position we are today. Nigeria can be better. God has given us all that we need.
“I am qualified to speak against Buhari. One, I have done it before. Two, I have shed my blood for this country. Even my biological son has shed his blood. Why can’t I speak about what is best for this country? I am doubly qualified to do that.”
He further added, saying “I am particularly happy that the governor, Ibikunle Amosun spoke against violence. I want to tell you, if you do not stop violence among your supporters, you will have yourself to blame. There is no earthly reason we should not have a peaceful election in the state” “I have made my choice, it may not be in tandem with yours. Let my choice be and let yours be and let God decide and whoever gets there let all of us support him.”