Buhari is Nigeria’s next president, says Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has predicted that Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari will be elected on 28 March as Nigeria’s new president, to succeed incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan.

At the same time, he dismissed fears of any election annulment as it happened in 1993, under the Babangida administration, when the election of Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was annulled by the military junta.

Obasanjo spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun state today, when he met a group that styles itself, Concerned Citizens of Nigeria.

According to the former Nigerian leader, there will never be a repeat of what happened in the country in 1993 after the Presidential election.

Obasanjo declared that he has confidence in the All Progressives Congress,APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammed Buhari because he was a trained military officer.

General Muhammadu Buhari gets Obasanjo's backing

The group called on the former President to intervene in the country’s looming political crisis before matters degenerate.

“We have come to express our deep concern over series of dangerous political miscalculations currently going on under Jonathan administration.

“We are afraid that crisis is seriously looming and it is like another June 12 crisis is on the way and it may be very tragic for the country. We want you to as a matter of urgency intervene into the matter before it is too late sir,” the group opined.

In his response,the former President allayed their anxieties, saying that the 2015 election will never be like the June 1993 election.

“You need not to worry about anything. There can never be any June 12 annulment again. Buhari is not Abiola, he is a trained and highly intelligent soldier.

“Oyegun is not Anenih, Osinbajo is not Kingibe. Jega is not Nwosu, Jonathan is not IBB and this time around, Obasanjo will not support any interim government.

“Obasanjo will rather support a free, fair and credible election.”


  1. The Jonathan campaign is filled with anger,deceit,hate,abuse,and outright lies.
    Imagine for a moment that Buhari behaves like Jonathan in his campaigns, this country would have been set ablaze .

  2. Obasanjo spoke well and I believe his words but unfortunately I now realised that he played key role in frustrating June 12 by supporting interim Govt then. God willing nemesis will catch up with him one day

  3. Obj is in a vintage position. He sees beyond millions of Nigerians. He has said it all.
    No repeat of June 12 !

  4. If only we can have all our leaders come out to say the truth at all times…
    How I also wish Jonathan and other members of PDP can see clearly that Nigerians are tired of their style of leadership and administration.

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