Buhari Welcomes Obasanjo’s Support
All Progressives Congress candidate Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) in an interview with CNN correspondent Christina Amanpour last night responded to issues ranging from the postponement of the elections to how he intends to handle Boko Haram if he is elected.
He insisted that INEC’s postponement of the election is in line with the electoral act and once again called on his supporters to remain calm.
When asked how he intends to tackle Boko Haram if he becomes President, he insisted that the biggest problem the Nigerian Army faces today is “misappropriation of funds” budgeted for the Army.
It comes as a huge boost to Buhari that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has publicly endorsed him and he said that since the former president is respected in Nigeria; “It would certainly bring more supporters to us and more confidence again to us for those who are sitting on the fence.”
Obasanjo revealed yesterday in an interview during the occasion of his book launch that; “The circumstances he (Buhari) will be working under if he wins the elections are different from the one he worked under before, where he was both the executive and the legislature – he knows that. He is smart enough. He is educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn’t I support him?”