Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria has vowed never to support Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, for any political office. He said that God will never forgive him if he backs Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Speaking in an interview with Premium Times, Obasanjo said that he holds no grudge against Atiku adding that he only works with those “working for the good of Nigeria”.
“It is not a question of working with or not working with an individual. If you are working for the good of Nigeria, I am working with you. If you are not working for the good of Nigeria, it does not matter who you are, I am not working with you.
“I do not have personal grudges with anyone. If you do not do well for Nigeria, you do not do well for all of us," Obasanjo said.
The former President however, said that his opposition of Atiku does not extend to the social life.
“If my children are getting married, he has sent representatives. If his children are getting married, I have sent representatives. That is social. That is not political.
"But on political ground, my position has not changed. If I support Atiku for a political office other than the one I supported him in the past when I did not know him,” maybe, but not “now that I know him, God will not forgive me," he said.