Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has formally endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 polls.
Dr Obasanjo made the pronouncements earlier this afternoon after a closed-door meeting with Alh. Atiku, who had come on a courtesy visit to the Abeokuta home of his former boss.
Obasanjo said although he had issues with Atiku at the twilight of their joint administration, the former Vice President had rediscovered himself and was now more prepared to lead Nigeria.
He said: ” Yes, when it started, it was meant for Atiku to succeed Obasanjo. In the presence of these distinguished leaders of goodwill today, let me say it openly that we have reviewed what went wrong on the side of Atiku. And in all honesty, my former Vice-President has re-discovered and re-positioned himself.
“As I have repeatedly said, it is not so much what you did against me that was the issue but what you did against the Party, the Government and the country.
“I took the stand I had taken based on the character and attributes you exhibited in the position you found yourself. I strongly believe that I was right. It was in the overall interest of everyone and everything to take such a position.” He concluded.