Keyamo on Atiku’s endorsement: Nigerians shouldn’t join Obasanjo to receive the curse he invoked on himself
Festus keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians not to join ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in receiving the curse he allegedly invoked on himself over former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
While denying the claim of Wole Soyinka, nobel Laureate, that he knelt down for Abubakar in a desperate bid to secure the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the 2003 poll, Obasanjo had said: “How can I be on the same side with Atiku? To do what? If I support Atiku for anything, God will not forgive me. If I do not know, yes. But once I know, Atiku can never enjoy my support.”
But Obasanjo went back on his words on Thursday when he endorsed Abubakar after saying his former deputy had asked for his forgiveness.
Reacting to this, Keyamo accused Obasanjo of using the name of God in a flip-flop manner.
“Interestingly, just a few weeks ago, specifically on the 4th of August, 2018, Chief Obasanjo was widely reported to have said “God will NEVER forgive me if I support Atiku for President”,” Keyamo said in a statement.
“Whilst we acknowledge the constitutional right of the ex-president to support anyone of his choice, we draw attention of all God-fearing Nigerians to a character who would use the name of God in vain and in a flip-flop manner in just a matter of weeks. Where is the shame? Where is the honour? Where is the pride?
“When a person invokes the curse of God upon himself if he does a particular thing, like Obasanjo has done, and then deliberately does that particularly thing and calls on Nigerians to follow him to receive his curse, Nigerians must flee in the opposite direction. We urge Nigerians NOT to follow this character to receive the curse he invoked upon himself.”
Keyamo wondered why Abubakar preferred to beg Obasanjo rather than present evidence that he is not guilty of the allegations levelled against him.
He said while Buhari depends on the endorsement of Nigerians, his opponent was relying on the support of those who think they can continue to choose people who will govern Nigeria.
“However, we are bemused and amused that