Critical Times News : Without Obasanjo's support, Buhari would not have won the 2015 election, says Clark

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Without Obasanjo's support, Buhari would not have won the 2015 election, says Clark


Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark has spoken on how former President Olusegun Obasanjo supported the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

He said Obasanjo’s condemnation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan played a part in the latter’s defeat.

“My disagreement with him is that he alleged that some people are corrupt and I know that he is also corrupt. He was one of those who made President Muhammadu Buhari to win in the last election by condemning the former President (Goodluck Jonathan), who he also made President”, Clark told Punch.

“He made him (Jonathan) governor because of his hatred for Alamieyeseigha. He (Obasanjo) made Jonathan vice president and contributed to his becoming President.

“So, I don’t know what went wrong. Jonathan became like somebody that was carrying leprosy and because of that, Obasanjo started abusing the Ijaw.

“Obasanjo is still my friend. We have always been very friendly. Recently, somebody said we will meet. I am ready to meet with him at any time.

“He is not my enemy. When he says things that are true, I praise him. When he says things that are bad, I condemn him. That is politics.”

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