Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Obasanjo & Buhari will eventually fight, Buhari will be a formidable opponent - Babatope

 In an interview with Punch, PDP chieftain, Ebenezer Babatope had this to say when asked what he foresaw of Buhari and Obasanjo's relationship, Babatope replied;
President Goodluck Jonathan said he was caged in the last 16 years?
To rule Nigeria is not easy. As the father of all, he represents the interest of all Nigerians. In that place, he would only know what was brought to him. I think that was what he meant. Buhari is coming to power now, so I wish him good health. President Jonathan was speaking the truth. He was caged for many years.
What do you foresee of Buhari and Obasanjo relationship?
Many of them, who are jumping up and down now, will know better when Buhari must have finished dealing with them. Buhari is a Fulani man from Daura. The northern agenda to get rid of southern leadership started in the 2011 elections. Obasanjo had his reasons. He supported Jonathan to succeed Yar’Adua and he was the same person that said Jonathan should go. As an individual, he has his rights. I am told he has been given three ministerial slots. It could be more than that, so let him go ahead but it does not stop Obasanjo tomorrow to take his biro to wipe Buhari clean and clear but the difference is that when he is fighting Buhari, he will be fighting a different kind of opponent. Buhari is a Fulani; I keep on saying that and they are very rugged and tactical in their approach to power. It is going to be an interesting fight but it is going to come. We in the PDP are waiting because we are returning to power in 2019 and luckily for us, we are going to bring out a candidate from the North to face Buhari. Some in the APC have been deceiving themselves that Buhari is not going to run for a second term. They say he’s going to do a term and I laugh at them. If God gives Buhari strength and power and I wish him that, he is going to run for a second term and we will pitch a Hausa/Fulani against him.

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