Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo lobbied former United States President George Bush to back his third term bid. He also said Obasanjo deliberately imposed a sick President on the country in 2007 in order to punish Nigerians.
The former VP said the "imposition" of the late Umaru Yar’Adua was Obasanjo’s way of punishing the citizens for rejecting his third term agenda, saying the ex-President hated him for his refusal to support the agenda.
Yar’Adua became president in 2007 and died in 2010 from a kidney related disease. The late President’s administration was dominated by the issues of his illness. At a point, he was out of the country for about six months, receiving treatment in Saudi Arabia.
Abubakar, who was reacting to comments credited to Obasanjo by a newspaper, said there was no truth in Obasanjo’s claim that he (Abubakar) was not capable of leading the nation.
Rather, he said Obasanjo’s grouse against him started with his (Atiku) refusal to support the former president’s desire to amend the Constitution to contest a third term in office.
Abubakar advised Obasanjo to defend himself against the allegation of lobbying the Bush administration to support his third term ambition in 2006. Abubakar said Obasanjo’s moves were exposed in the recently published memoirs of former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
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