PDP Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar visit to the former President Obasanjo yielded a good fruit as Obasanjo openly endorse him for president. Atiku has also been forgiven and set free by the former President.
Former Vice President Atiku was accompanied by the founder of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, the Islamic preacher, Ahmed Gumi, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, Afenifere chieftain Chief Ayo Adebanjo and National Chairman, PDP, Uche Secondus.
The meeting lasted about two hours after which Obasanjo addressed the newsmen, He said, he had not only forgiven Atiku, he was ready to support him in actualising his dream of becoming the country’s president.
Forgiving Atiku did not just come without Obasanjo listing some sins Atiku committed against him and the party during his time as a president of Nigeria. Obasanjo said, he had not only forgiven Atiku, but he was also ready to support him in actualising his dream of becoming the country’s president.
He said, “Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here.
“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 rediscovered and repositioned 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.
“From what transpired in the last couple of hours or so, you have shown remorse; you have asked for forgiveness and you have indicated that you have learnt some good lessons and you will mend fences and make amends as necessary and as desirable.
“Whenever or wherever you might have offended me, as a Christian who asks for God’s forgiveness of my sins and inadequacies on a daily basis, I forgive and I sincerely advise you to learn from the past and do what is right and it will be well with you
Atiku, however, shared the outcome of the meeting in his twitter handle. The tweet which attracted diverse reactions from Nigerians.
It was exciting meeting with my former boss and having lunch with him in Abeokuta. pic.twitter.com/FaSN0xDIIS
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 11, 2018