2019: What Obasanjo’s Endorsement Means For Atiku – Fani-Kayode

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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.

Atiku and Obasanjo
Atiku and Obasanjo

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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.

Fani-Kayode tweeted:

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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