Obasanjo’s Son Says Support For Buhari Not Disrespect To Father
Obasanjo’s Son Says Support For Buhari Not Disrespect To Father – Abraham Obasanjo has faulted insinuations that his support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari is a way of slighting his father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He told reporters at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that they would settle their differences after the February 16 presidential poll.
“When you get to a stage in life, you have to choose your path. Did your fathers choose journalism for most of you here today? At the end of the day, the elections would come and go. We disagree to agree. Definitely, I would reconcile with my father after February 16 next year.”
His endorsement of Buhari runs parallel to his father’s decision to pitch tents with the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President Atiku Abubakar.
Abraham, who is the national president of Buhari Youths Organisation (BYO), declined to compare the Buhari-led administration and that of his father as democratically elected president between 1999 and 2007.
On why he was supporting Buhari’s re-election for another four-year term, despite widespread complaints about his style of governance, he said: “President Buhari has done well with the limited resources at his disposal. He has defeated Boko Haram by 80 per cent.
If you dump clothes in a dirty pool, you don’t expect it to get washed within a short time.
“We believe that by promoting the ideology of Mr. President, we are also promoting his achievement. We will be putting the fact forward and allow the electorate to decide what is best for them. A lot has been going on in the social media. But at the end of the day, it is the grassroots that matters.”