Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has strongly denied that he had ever asked President Muhammadu Buhari to not contest the 2019 presidential elections,
Obasanjo said that the statement attributed to him were false and destructive as Nigeria faced one of its toughest economic times in its history.
The former president, who was reacting to a claim made by Alex Nwokedi, his former press secretary said that he would never discourage anyone from contesting a presidential election.
“My belief is that democracy allowed for anybody including President Buhari for that matter to contest any election and it is the prerogative rights of Nigerians to vote or not to vote for them.
“I have not communicated with Alex in the last three years, so how could a story be credited to me, when I did not authorize such or communicate with him in the last three years?” Obasanjo said.
Source – News 24