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Obasanjo says he is not yet sure of his support for Buhari in 2019

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, January 8 2018, said it is not yet time to say if he would support President Muhammadu Buhari for second time in the coming 2019 presidential election.


It is yet unsure if President Buhari will seek a second tenure in office as he is yet to declare interest but there have been speculations that he would.


ThisDay Live reports that Obasanjo gave this terse reply after delivering a speech at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.


On fighting corruption in Nigeria, the ex-president during his speech said the late President Musa Yar’adua failed to maintain the structure he (Obasanjo) put in place to curtail corruption.


He said: “The man (leader) on top must be above board and be seen to fight corruption.


Those around him must also be upright and various institutions such as the police, judiciary, the executive and other bodies must make it an all-inclusive affair because it is an endless process.”


He reportedly added that Yar’Adua had allowed former Delta state governor, James Ibori, to push for the replacement of the former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, whom Obasanjo claimed was poisoned but eventually survived it.

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