The immediate past President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has advised the Vice President during OBJ’s era Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is nursing ambition of governing the nation as president comes 2019 that he needs to seek reconciliation with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo if his dream of becoming President must be realized.
Jonathan who described Obasanjo as the ‘boss of bosses’ in the Nigerian political space said any “politician who ignores Obasanjo does so at its own peril.”
He called on the Turaki of Adamawa to find a way of getting the favour of his former boss, if he must realise his presidential ambition.
Atiku, Vice-President during Obasanjo’s eight years regime, fell out with his former boss towards the end of the administration.
The Bayelsa born former vice-president like Atiku during Yaradua’s administration pointed out that it would be impossible for Atiku to realise his presidential ambition should he contest on the platform of the ruling APC.
He noted that the former Vice-President has a great chance of leading the nation from Aso Rock as he has been dreaming should he contested on the platform of the PDP.
Jonathan was quoted to have said this in an interview he recently granted the Ovation Magazine, published by Dele Momodu.
“He (Atiku) can’t get the APC ticket. If Atiku gets our party (PDP ) ticket, he would compete well,” Jonathan reportedly said.
He said further, “He’s always a passionate politician . But he would have to reach out to our boss, Baba OBJ, the boss of all bosses.
“We’ve all learnt at different times that you ignore OBJ at your own peril. OBJ has the magic wand, respected at home and abroad”