President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed Olujonwo Obasanjo, the son of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Presidential Villa two weeks after he officially joined the president’s re-election campaign team.
The meeting took place late on Thursday, November 1, 2018, and the former president’s son pledged his commitment towards ensuring Buhari is re-elected in the 2019 presidential election.
In a letter of endorsement he wrote to the president’s campaign organization in September, Olujowon said the current administration has begun the process of laying a solid foundation for future generations and urged Nigerian youths to back Buhari for a second term in office.
He said, “The ingenuity of the current administration in proffering solutions is highly commendable. No human is perfect, no government is perfect, only the Creator of heaven and earth embodies perfection. We are on the right path and should not deviate.
“The youths of our great nation should join hands and support the progress and giant strides of President Buhari, he is working commendably to free us from past bondage and captivity.”
Olujonwo’s support for Buhari’s re-election is sure to not sit well with his father who has relentlessly criticized the current government since January 2018.
Obasanjo has also publicly endorsed his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to beat Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Obasanjo backs Atiku to boot Buhari out of the Presidential Villa next year and believes he can do a better job as president.
The election, scheduled for February 16, 2019, is expected to be keenly-contested between Atiku and Buhari.