Former Nigeria’s information minister, Prince Tony Momoh has said that the 2019 general elections will determine the position of the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in the Nigeria political landscape..
According to him, “we will soon know whether Obasanjo is in charge of Nigeria or he is just an actor who has been lucky following where the wind blows.”
Prince Momoh, who spoke to news men today, Thursday, said: “Obasanjo is now supporting ADC. Let us see how ADC will go far in the election because that will be the decider for Obasanjo. Because of Obasanjo’s influence, ADC should be able to take over from APC and PDP and become the ruling party in Nigeria.”
The former minister, who is one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said that contrary to the position Obasanjo took regarding President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians, especially those in the North will not listen to him if he asks them to vote for any candidate other than Buhari during the election.
“When Obasanjo was president during the 2003 presidential election, we got 12 million votes. Obasanjo wanted results declared for Rabiu Kwankwaso in 2003, but Buhari supported Shekarau. Up till 3am, there was fight. The Commissioner of Police said ‘Look, we cannot declare this result because they will burn this house’. They have to declare result for the winner, Shekarau”.
“As President, the whole country was Obasanjo’s constituency, he won but he couldn’t win his own ward in the South-West”.
“So, Obasanjo is a credible fighter but he cannot stop Buhari. He himself knows that clearly. The only person who can stop Buhari is the person who has the votes. Which votes will Obasanjo deliver against Buhari in the North or South-West? Does he have the votes even in his own Egbaland to move against Buhari?”
Source: Daily Independent