A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Charles Idahosa, has said he witnessed when former President, Olusegun Obasanjo knelt before ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in 2013.
Idahosa was a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo state in 2013.
He later served as Special Adviser on Political Matters to former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
He said this while reacting to Atiku’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Atiku Abubakar, former Vice- President recently resigned his membership of the ruling APC and returned to the PDP.
He told Newsmen, “Atiku was a protégé of the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. He has a political machinery that cuts across the country.
“When Yar’Adua was in prison during the Abacha era, he confided in some of his lieutenants that in case he dies in prison, they should ensure they draft in Olusegun Obasanjo in order to compensate the South West for what happened to the late MKO Abiola.
“Yar’Adua’s key man then was Atiku so Obasanjo was forced to work with him. When Obasanjo was contesting as president, he had no money. Atiku provided all the funds.
“I know all this because I was part and parcel of the whole thing. Having agreed on Obasanjo, they needed people to execute the project. It was Atiku that called Chief Anthony Anenih to lead the campaign of Obasanjo.