Obasanjo who was asked to identify the designations of certain political figures in the country, identified Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the President and Vice President respectively, while he also identified Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.
However when asked to identify Tinubu’s position, he said;
“Oh, Bola? Bola is supposed to be the leader of the APC. I don’t know the position of his leadership as you and I are talking.”In the interview which came before he publicly endorsed PDP’s Presidential candidate, the former President said he had hoped that Atiku would succeed him as President in 2007. According to him, Atiku Abubakar never wanted to be Vice-President, but he made some wrong decisions while in government.
“Atiku didn’t want to become even a Vice President (in 1999). He was elected as a governor,” he recalled.“My plan was that he would be given a lot of work to do domestically and Atiku even used to complain that I gave him too much work to do, which was intentional because I wanted him to get to know things.