Buhari and Obasanjo embrace ready for 2019 election.
Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, today veered from his earlier stand that President Muhammadu Buhari has ran out of idea on how to lead the nation and should be voted out of office in the forthcoming 2019 general elections in which Buhari is seeking reelection for a second term in office.
Chief Obasanjo made the declaration today while addressing the Comrade Ayuba Wabba-led leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) who paid him a courtesy call at his Abuja residence as part of activities marking this year’s ‘Workers’ Day’
Obasanjo told the NLC leadership that he watches with great admiration the superlative performances of President Muhammadu Buhari during the interactive session with US President, Donald Trump at the Oval Office in Washington DC where Buhari is currently administering a three day working visit to the United States of America.
Chief Obasanjo who said President Buhari has done his best for the Nigerian workers in terms of prompt payment of salaries and other wages, regretted his earlier stand against Buhari’s reelection bid, blaming the President’s media handlers for their refusal to make public Buhari’s massive achievements especially in the areas infrastructure, fighting corruption and curbing insecurity in the country
According to Nnrnews.com, Chief Obasanjo told his guests that President Buhari could perform better than any other Nigerian in the exalted office in the next four years, noting however that age is the only limiting factor against the President’s performance in the forthcoming general elections.
“I can say I was misled by some quarter of the media to believing that President Muhammadu Buhari was performing below average. I learnt a lot after making public my stand against Buhari ahead of the forthcoming general election. That was when his media handlers deemed it fit to avail me some documents containing his achievements within the three years he came to power. I blame them for misleading me and other Nigerians. By this his performance in Washington DC, I believe he (Buhari) is still high in spirit and can perform better than any other Nigerian in the next four years.” Obasanjo stated
He thanked the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) for their relentless efforts in always fighting for the Nigerian workers through legitimate means, adding that the time has come for the Federal Government to review the country’s minimum wage to better the lot of the Nigerian workforce.