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Monday, September 05, 2016

'I can't stop Buhari from seeking a second term' - Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has discredited some online publications saying he is against President Buhari seeking a second term come 2019. Some news portals over the weekend quoted Obasanjo's former media aide, Alex Nwokedi, as saying that the former President is against President Buhari seeking a second term.

 Reacting to the report, Obasanjo in a statement released through his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta yesterday September 4th, said there has been no communication between him and Nwokedi in the last three years.

He says democracy allows anyone to run for office and he that cannot stop anyone from doing so.

“My belief is that democracy allows for anybody including President Buhari for that matter to contest any election and it is the prerogative rights of Nigerians to vote or not to vote for them. I have not communicated with Alex in the last three years, so how could a story be credited to me when I did not authorise such or communicated with him in the last three years?”the statement read

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