A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the party’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Thursday would greatly contribute to his victory at the polls.
Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, made this known in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Frday morning.
Atiku had visited Obasanjo in his Abeokuta residence on Thursday alongside many prominent personalities to settle their longstanding frosty relationship and seek his support.
Prominent personalities that accompanied him on the mission included: National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus; founder of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo; Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hasan Kukah; Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo; respected Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi; and the senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce.
According to Fani-Kayode, Obasanjo has a perfect record of supporting the eventual winner in every presidential election since 1999.
Obasanjo supported himself in the 2003 and 2007 polls and emerged victorious before supporting Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2007, Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 and Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
He expressed confidence that the trend would continue on February 14, 2019 when Nigerians go out to elect Atiku as their president.
OBJ endorsed himself in
1999: he won.
OBJ endorsed himself in 2003: he won.
OBJ endorsed Yar'Adua in
2007: he won.
OBJ endorsed GEJ in
2011: he won.
OBJ endorsed Buhari in
2015: he won.
OBJ has endorsed Atiku in 2019: he will win.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 12, 2018