Nigerians Brought Buhari Into Power, Not Me --- Obasanjo Explained


Nigerian Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has denied media reports claiming he and 4 others brought President Muhammadu Buhari into power.
 According to him, no individual or group including him can lay claim to bring a presidential candidate into power.
 The former president made this known in Jalingo, Taraba state capital, on Tuesday, August 23, when he paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the state
Speaking to Newsmen, Obasanjo said Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for Buhari, hence, no one could claim to have brought him to power, This Day reports. He said: “I was astounded by media reports quoting me to have said that I and a few other persons brought President Buhari to power to save Nigeria.

I never said that because it is not true. Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for the president and we are all witnesses to that fact. No single person or group can claim that glory.” Obasanjo who is on a five-day working visit to inspect some of the key projects he initiated while in office particularly the Mambilla Hydro power project, said he spent most of his life trying to better the lot of humanity generally and Nigeria specifically. Speaking on the on-going projects in the state, Obasanjo said: 
“Taraba state is a blessing to Nigeria. The potentials in the state can turn the fortunes of the country for good. The Mambila Hydro Power project alone has the capacity to generate more than half of our present power capacity in the country. “The livestock potential in the state spans all known livestock in the country including cattle rearing and poultry all in commercial quantities. The tea factory is a symbol of national greatness, while the tourism potentials can attract global tourists and earn the nation good foreign exchange “Since I have spent most of my life doing good for humanity and Nigeria, I am motivated to do even more now that I am approaching my evening.

 I will therefore do everything to ensure that the potentials in Taraba generally and the Mambila Plateau specifically are optimally explored to make the nation great.” Recently, Obasanjo expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will surmount the present challenges confronting the country. He said: “SO FAR BUHARI HAS NOT DISAPPOINTED US. I TRUST HIM (BUHARI), HE WILL NOT FAIL NIGERIANS. I know he will overcome the challenges the country is currently facing.” 

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