FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s presidential candidate is two times better than President Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressives Congress’ candidate.
Obasanjo gave this fresh criticism in an interview with BBC which was published on BBC pidgin website on Tuesday.
The elder statesman attacked Buhari of his total weakness in body and mind.
“I believe Atiku will perform two times better than Buhari,” he said.
Obasanjo said the PDP’s presidential candidate though was not a messiah or a saint but he had repented. He said Atiku has not claimed “a fake sanctimoniousness” and had shown remorse, acknowledging his past misdeeds.
Though he had severally accused Atiku of corruption in the past, he said his former vice has been forgiven.
“…The teaching of God in my own religion is to forgive so that you can be forgiven. In fact, it goes further that if you do not forgive, you have no right to expect God’s forgiveness.
“I’m a sinner and I want God to forgive my sins. So, if anybody who has offended me comes to ask for forgiveness, I must forgive him.”
The former president said Buhari government supports corruption which contradicts what the administration had claimed. President Buhari has claimed to be a corruption fighter.
In the video, Obasanjo accused the government of using anti-corruption agencies such as Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hunt down opponents or critics.
“…From what I know of Buhari and what you know, what he has done and shown is utter incompetence, nepotism, condones evil and misconduct, including corruption,” Obasanjo said.
“Now, you can steal the whole of Nigeria and if you belong to APC, you are safe. Corruption is not only stealing money; nepotism is a form of corruption.”