God won’t forgive me if I support Atiku for president – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says ex – vice president Atiku Abubakar “can never enjoy ” his support for a political office .
Obasanjo, in an interview with Premium Times , said God will never forgive him if he backs Atiku’ s presidential ambition.
Atiku served as vice – president to Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007 . He aspired to succeed Obasanjo in 2003 but the elder statesman went ahead to complete another term .
By 2007 when Obasanjo’ s second term ended, both men had fallen apart . Obasanjo’ s alleged third term agenda was also said to have worsened their dispute .
Obasanjo said he has no personal grudges against Atiku but only works with anyone “ working for the good of Nigeria” .
He said , “ If I support Atiku for anything, God will not forgive me . If I do not know , yes. But once I know , Atiku can never enjoy my support . ”
“It is not a question of working with or not working with an individual . If you are working for the good of Nigeria, I am working with you . If you are not working for the good of Nigeria, it does not matter who you are , I am not working with you .
“I do not have personal grudges with anyone. If you do not do well for Nigeria, you do not do well for all of us . ”
He added that his opposition to Atiku’ s ambition is only within the political sector and does not translate to other spheres of their lives .
“If my children are getting married , he would send representatives . When his children are getting married , I use to send representatives . That is social . That is not political . ”
He added, “on political ground , my position has not changed . If I support Atiku for a political office other than the one I supported him in the past when I did not know him … God will not forgive me ”.
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