Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo expressed confidence that elections would be held on March 28 and April 11 as re-scheduled even as he made it clear that the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari would emerge as the next Nigerian President.
Obasanjo, who was responding a group under the umbrella of Concerned Citizens of Nigeria who visited him today at his Abeokuta country home said he has confidence in General Buhari because he was a trained military officer.
The former President allayed their anxieties, saying that the 2015 election will never be like the June 1993 election, adding: “You need not to worry about anything. There can never be any June 12 annulment again.
“Buhari is not Abiola, he is a trained and highly intelligent soldier. Oyegun is not Anenih, Osinbajo is not Kingibe. Jega is not Nwosu, Jonathan is not IBB and this time around, Obasanjo will not support any interim government. Obasanjo will rather support a free, fair and credible election.”
The group had called on the former President to intervene in the country’s looming political crisis before matters degenerate, saying:“We have come to express our deep concern over series of dangerous political miscalculations currently going on under Jonathan administration.
“We are afraid that crisis is seriously looming and it is like another June 12 crisis is on the way and it may be very tragic for the country. We want you to, as a matter of urgency, intervene into the matter before it is too late sir.” [myad]