The presidency has described the endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a predictable somersault.
This was said by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, adding that the president would not be distracted by the move.
Describing the endorsement as a “rehearsed theatre,” Shehu said:
“The Presidency has received the news of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s predictable U-turn and somersault on the endorsement of the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at a meeting Thursday, and to say that we are the least surprised by the well-rehearsed theatre.
“They will lose together. Listening to the prepared statement of the former President after the meeting showed the usual ego trip and ‘I know it all’ character of Chief Obasanjo.
“In the first place, we dare to say that a pompous statement from the former President advising Nigerians on a vote against President Buhari is the best recommendation that can come at this time,”