Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is at risk of God’s punishment for supporting Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambition.
Before backing the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Obasanjo had said he “can never enjoy” his support for a political office.
He had said God will never forgive him if he backs Atiku’s bid for the presidency.
Commenting on the turnaround, the APC national chairman said God will go to work in February 2019 and “punish him thoroughly”.
Oshiomhole made the comment on Wednesday while addressing APC women leaders in his office in Abuja.
He said: “The two candidates are from the north and they are both Muslims. People are now going to look at character. Nobody has ever said Buhari is a thief. But who said the other person is a thief? It was his boss.
“When you are working with me and I said you are a thief, God will punish me if I support you. And when you are confused because your supply line has been chopped off, you now turned around to support the same person.
“That God that you called with your name to punish you if you support the person is about to go to work. And he will go to work in February and he will punish him thoroughly and the person he is supporting, in favour of Nigeria.”
The former Edo governor said Nigerians will re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 despite the “conspiracy” against him.
He said: “We know there are people across the divide who are fighting back. There is a conspiracy by those who are used to sucking the system without adding any value, but Nigerians will not allow that.”