Rtd Gen Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, speaking at the launch of “My Watch” in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, has publicly expressed support for the electioneering campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It is the first time that the ex-president has publicly spoken of his support for Buhari. He recently said that he would only speak out on his leaning after the election has been conducted.
Obasanjo, who served his two terms as president under the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), condemned the postponement of the election.
“The circumstances [Buhari] will be working under if he wins the election are different from the one he worked under before, where he was both the executive and the legislature — he knows that,” he said.
“He’s smart enough. He’s educated enough. He’s experienced enough. Why shouldn’t I support him?”