Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has strongly denied claims that he discouraged President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting in the upcoming 2019 presidential elections.
Obasanjo said that the statement attributed to him was false and destructive as Nigeria is facing one of its toughest economic times in history.
The former president, who was reacting to a claim made by his former press secretary, Alex Nwokedi said:
My belief is that democracy allowed for anybody including President Buhari for that matter to contest any election and it is the prerogative rights of Nigerians to vote or not to vote for them.
I have not communicated with Alex in the last three years, so how could a story be credited to me, when I did not authorize such or communicate with him in the last three years?