PDP threatens to expose Obasanjo if he doesn’t clarify his comments about regretting picking Atiku as Vice President
Senator Walid Jibril, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, stated on Monday, June 27, that while the party has great respect for the Ex-president Obasanjo, it would be sad if the statement attributed to him proved to be correct.
The party also threatened to expose the ex-president’s persona if he did not clarify his remarks within 48 hours. He was furious with Atiku Abubakar for cutting short his agenda for a third term despite the latter’s help to the Obasanjo government.
In Jibril’s words:
“I wish to appeal to former President Obasanjo to come out openly to repeat what he has said
Whether or not he was misquoted or meant what was credited to him.
Although he has not debunked what was reported, one can assume that what was quoted to have been said by him is correct, but if he fails to openly come out and say which is correct in 48 hours, you will hear the bombardment and I will have no option but to break the egg and tell the whole world and Nigerians who is Obasanjo.
There is no doubt Obasanjo may still be angry with Atiku even after helping him to succeed, but perhaps for truncating his third term agenda. In any case, Alhaji Abubakar Atuku is our presidential candidate and I can tell you for sure that he will be the President in 2023 insha Allah.”
While speaking on the outcome of the party’s primaries and the selection of Okowa over Nyesom Wike which might have angered the latter, Jibril said:
”Governor Wike is a great party man who fought for the party, when the committee is constituted, in which we will also bring other contestants together, we will go and meet with Governor Wike and appeal to him even if it means kneeling down to beg him.”