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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Atiku Reveals What Obasanjo Did To Him For Opposing Tenure Elongation



Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has admitted that he opposed moves by ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo to “elongate the presidential tenure beyond eight years.”




Abubakar said he was, “largely frozen out in the second term of our tenure” by his former “boss” for opposing his attempt to elongate the presidential tenure.


The Waziri of Adamawa made the disclosure in an article while responding to an open letter directed to him by stand-up Comedian, Francis Agoda aka Comedian I Go Dye.

The article reads in part, “My legacy as Vice President, I would say is the banking consolidation process, for which I gave political backing for. Many big people were putting a lot of political pressure to not change the status quo, but we knew that if that consolidation was not done, Nigeria could not grow. Because of that banking consolidation, Nigerian banks don’t fail anymore the way they used to.

“I oversaw the telecoms revolution, which is why young people like you, I Go Dye, now have a flourishing career. Under our tenure, we witnessed a large repatriation of Nigerians back to Nigeria, driven by the hope of the recovering economy. It is sad that many of those young people are heading back abroad now — this is to show you that leadership matters.

“I know many of these have been forgotten because it was a long time ago, and successive administrations did not follow up on the progress we made. But that is also not to say we were blameless.


“I was largely frozen out in the second term of our tenure, and I regret that we had that disagreement with my boss. Some say I was disloyal, but I looked at the events in Zimbabwe recently, and it gives me confidence that I did the right thing fighting the attempts to elongate the presidential tenure beyond eight years. If I did not win that fight, do you think we would be having a discussion on young people getting into leadership today?”

Similarly, the former Vice President had declared that he never procured any property belonging to the Nigerian government despite been in charge of privatization while in power.
from dailypost

9 comments:

  1. I don't have for all this political strategy fights.....

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    1. You opposed tenure elongation not because you loved Nigeria. It was because you loved yourself and wanted to be president.
      Given the chance with this you power-hungry behavior, you will do worse!

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  2. WORD! WORD!! WORD!!!

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  3. That’s my President.....

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  4. Na who I go ask....We are tired of same old people messing with the future of Nigeria...Lack of vision make people perish

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  5. All they do is flip flop from APC ,PDP, political crikum crakum...We need someone other than Buhari and Atiku...Gollible nigerians will still vote for Buhari regardless of the massive suicide rate, hunger and unemployment in the country...Shabe Buhari say him go focus on Agriculture how many job has he created...He is always taken secret trip for medicals...Your health is too bad to rule a whole country abeg..We dont need sick people in office..Take care of ur health let someone healthy rule with good vision for Nigeria. All the money wey Efcc collect what have they done with it...Everyday Buhari is fighting corruption...The masses need answers oooh Buhari..Even his wife said she is not voting for him....Nigeria please pity ur future ooo

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  6. Na normal thing let the bashing begin

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  7. You opposed the tenure elongation for your selfish interest, please tell it as it is.

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