– The APC deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, says neither OBJ nor Atiku can beat Buhari in an integrity contest
– He chided OBJ for turning around to forgive Atiku after previously declaring him corrupt
– Nabena opined that a statesman is known for his principles, and that his statements are based on the strength of his convictions
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, says neither former president Olusegun Obasanjo nor his ex-deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, can beat President Muhammadu Buhari in an integrity contest.
Nabena made the comment on Sunday, October 28, Daily Trust reports.
We gathered that Nabena stated that Obasanjo, who previously accused Atiku of corruption, contradicted himself by turning around to declare the ‘sinner’ forgiven and qualified to govern Nigeria.
He said: “Throughout their second tenure in office (2003-2007) and until last fortnight, former president Olusegun Obasanjo had described Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a corrupt, disloyal and unpatriotic leader who was not fit and proper to handle the mantle of Nigerian leadership.
“Only recently, Obasanjo vowed that God would not forgive him if he supported the presidential aspiration of Atiku as ‘it would amount to handing Nigeria over to sharks and looters.’
“It is this tendency towards indecision, insincerity, double talk and deception that has made Nigeria ridiculed in the eyes of the international community.
“A statesman is known for his principles and his statements are based on the strength of his convictions.”