See What Obasanjo Said About Atiku In His Book (MY WATCH) That Got People Talking
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo in his autobiography “My Watch” has taken a swipe at his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate president, Ken Nnamani, ex-Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu and former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, defining most of them as liars.
The former president in the book gave a vivid account of how the no-love-lost relationship between him and Atiku began right from the inception of their government.
The book which is divided into three volumes with 58 chapters and a total of 1,522 pages; is presented like Obasanjo’s responses to all who have criticized him in the past as well as those he believed wronged him politically.
Read the extract on Atiku below:
“From the day I nominated Atiku to be my vice, he set his mind not for any good, benefit or service of the country, but on furiously planning to upstage, supplant or remove me at all cost and to take my place.
“That was what I brought him for, but he was impatient and over-ambitious. He was not ready to learn and to wait. His marabout, who predicted that despite being elected as governor, he would not be sworn in as a governor, which happened, also assured him that he would take over from me in a matter of months rather than years.
“All his plans, appointments of people and his actions were towards the actualisation of his marabout’s prediction. Once I realised his intention and programme, I watched him like a hawk without giving any indication of what I knew and letting down my guard. I could not succumb to the distraction, diversion and malevolence of an ambitious but unwise deputy.
“The work in hand was more important than a confrontational relationship with my deputy, a man over whom I knew I had far more experience and outreach in all matters. To alert him of what I knew he was up to, would only lead to lying, denial, more mischievous