- Presidency says Atiku has been framing Obasanjo over the years
The Presidency has alleged that Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Nigerian Vice President has framed ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over the years.
36naija.com understands that the Presidency made this claim against Atiku on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
The Presidency was reacting Atiku’s statement claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was bent on framing Obasanjo in order to stop him from criticising the present administration.
A source in the Presidency, who reacted to Atiku‘s claims, told The Nation that Atiku had framed Obasanjo, his former boss so well in the past.
According to the source,
“When Mr. Atiku Abubakar reflects on some of the things he said of President Obasanjo, he will realize that having framed the former President so well in the past, Obasanjo cannot anymore be framed by anyone, no matter how he tries.
“On the unresolved issue of the mismanagement of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund, PTDF under their government, Mr. Atiku’s revelation before the Senate was that Obasanjo took N10 billion to kickstart his Third Term campaign.”
“This is how the press captured it: “Abuja — The ill-fated third term agenda re-echoed yesterday in Abuja at the public sitting of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) when Vice President Atiku Abubakar alleged that President Olusegun Obasanjo approved the immediate release of N10 billion in the thick of the battle to push the agenda in the National Assembly,” the source added.