Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to be committed to the unity of the country.
The former leader was speaking during the presentation of a book, “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria”, in Abuja on October 3, Monday.
Obasanjo said he and President Buhari had sustained their relationship despite having been in a direct political opposition in the recent times.
He said: “President Buhari and I have had many encounters, but most of them in parallel. Not too long ago, we had a direct opposition at the ballot box but even then, it did not affect our relationship. And fortunately, we didn’t have to look at each other through the barrels of our guns. I thank God for that.”
Ex-president, who congratulated the author and the subject, said the book was for those wanting “to know about Nigeria yesterday and today and those who want to know a little bit about, if you like, their present leader.”
Obasanjo was a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party and led the party to two resounding victories after military rule ended in 1999.
Meanwhile, he defected from the party before the last year election.
Despite his pledge not to defect to another party, ex-president has been vocal in his support for the incumbent leader of the nation, who was elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.