Former President Olusegun Obasanjo earlier today said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy, Atiku for the presidency of Nigeria.
Obasanjo said this while addressing journalists after the closed -door meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate.
The ex-president said that among all the presidential aspirants in the PDP, Atiku has the widest and greatest exposure, adding that he (Atiku) understood the economy better than the incumbent president.
The former president also said the PDP presidential candidate was not rigid and more accessible with links almost across the country.
“For me, relatively and of all the aspirants in the PDP, you have the widest and greatest exposure, experience, outreach and possibly the best machinery and preparation for seeing the tough and likely dirty campaign ahead through.
“From what I personally know of you, you have capacity to perform better than the incumbent. You surely understand the economy better; you have business experience, which can make your administration business-friendly and boost the economy and provide jobs.
“You have better outreach nationally and internationally and that can translate to better management of foreign affairs. You are more accessible and less inflexible and more open to all parts of the country in many ways. As Pastor Bakare, one-time running mate of the incumbent President said, “You are a wazobia man.” And that should help you in confronting the confrontable and shunning nepotism.”