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I’ll continue Obasanjo’s presidency if I win – Atiku



During his visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday , the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , said that he would continue with the legacies of his former boss ’ presidency .Atiku was Obasanjo ’ s vice president from 1999 – 2007 .

Atiku , who described the visit as historic for himself , Obasanjo and the country , said he could not have been what he was today without the wise counsel of his former boss and the opportunity , he offered him to be the vice – president .

He said it was time they worked together so that the country could be repositioned on the path of unity , truth and prosperity .

Describing the day as one of the happiest days of his life , Atiku promised that if he became the president he would continue from where the Obasanjo presidency stopped in 2007 .

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He said , “ This visit is an historic one for both of us and for this country , because , as I have said last Sunday , I paid tribute to him ( Obasanjo ) because I couldn’ t have been what I am today without his wise counsel , without his picking me as his Vice – President for eight years and without the training I got from his tutelage and his leadership.

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“ I believe the time has come for all of us to work together, to unite and work together, so that this country can be repositioned on the path of unity , truth and prosperity .

“ Mr President sir , today is one of the happiest days of my life . As I said a few moments ago up there , after your presidency , we have had three presidents in this country , the only President you have trained is I , and I said I am going to commit my presidency , if I become one , to the continuation of your own presidency and legacy . ”

Others at the meeting were Senator Ben Murray Bruce, former governors of Osun and Cross River states , governor , Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola , and Liyel Imoke , and Director -General , Atiku Campaign Organisation , Otunba Gbenga Daniel , among others.

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