There are not any everlasting buddies or enemies in politics, proper? You knew it, we knew it.
Not a foul thought, nonetheless, to get a reminder from time to time; and it is onerous to believe that such reminders can ever be spicier than taking note of Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, endorse his deputy-turned-sworn-enemy, Atiku ABubakar.
The surprise or sweetness of the unexpected u-turn isn’t just as a result of they fought — and, boy, did it remaining — however as a result of just 2 months in the past, Obasanjo used to be nonetheless telling newshounds he may just by no means strengthen Atiku for “anything”.
It used to be on August 4, 2018, days after Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka stated Obasanjo knelt down for Atiku in a determined bid to protected the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) price ticket for the 2003 ballot — a humbling second for which Obasanjo remained bent on punishing his former deputy.
When the subject used to be put to him, Obasanjo would claim that his opposition to Atiku’s perennial political ambition used to be merely right down to his deep working out of the previous Adamawa State Governor-Elect.
“How can I be on the same side with Atiku? To do what?” Obasanjo had requested.
“If I strengthen Atiku for the rest, God won’t forgive me. If I have no idea, sure. But once I do know, Atiku can by no means revel in my strengthen.
“I don’t have non-public grudges with somebody. If you don’t do neatly for Nigeria, you don’t do neatly for all people.
“It is not a question of working with or not working with an individual,” he stated. “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.”
Well, it took just 9 weeks for the entirety Obasanjo stated again then to finally end up within the trash can.
Obasanjo and Atiku at the moment are “on the same side”. Good information — as a result of, as Obasanjo stated, he, “as a Christian”, must discover ways to be forgiving.
There’s just 1 drawback, despite the fact that: Will God forgive Obasanjo, now that he’s with Atiku?