Olujonwo, an estranged son of President Olusegun Obasanjo, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari despite his father’s well-known disapproval for the second term bid of the president.
Olujonwo made his reasons for the endorsement known in a statement published by Vanguard.
In the statement, Olujonwo said that since nobody could be perfect, Buhari’s government has shown more than average commitment to the plight of the masses.
He therefore urged Nigerians especially the youths to vote massively for the return of the administration to power in 2019.
Recall that Obasanjo had in January 2018 written a popular 13-page letter in which he charged Buhari not to seek reelection because his government had failed.
Olujonwo’s statement read, “The current administration has begun the process of laying a solid foundation for future generations. They have deliberated and contemplated extensively on our myriad of issues and complexity as a nation to proffer deeply rooted plans and polices to tackle and establish a strong base on which to build and consolidate upon.
“It is also important to note that this process is not without pains but we should consider where we were, where we are and where we are going. The current adminsittraion has given hope to the common man; it is the dawn of a new age.
“I would humbly and strongly appeal that we all embrace and support Buhari’s government in his aggressive, relentless pursuit of equitable distribution of wealth and resources to the masses to aid the growth and development of our nation. He is seriously improving and empowering local farmers, industrialists, the women, the SME and businessmen.”
“The government is serious about development and has given new life to the steel industry and the Buhari Administraiton is determined to industrialise our nation and to make us a producing nation and the revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex and completion of the baro and Lokoja ports are examples.
“The current administration has sought to address our importation of petroleum products through the relocation of refineries. These are few examples, a whole book is needed to put the achievement and successes of the current administration into details. The current administration has invested more in education, health, agriculture, security, road infrastructural development to aid the growth of the economy despite receiving less revenue.
“The ingenuity of the current administration in proffering solutions is highly commendable. No human is perfect, no government is perfect, only the Creator of heaven and earth embodies perfection. We are on the right path and should not deviate.
“The youths of our great nation should join hands and support the progress and giant strides of President Buhari, he is working commendably to free us from past bondage and captivity.
“We are on the right path but we must not go back into bondage again.
“I am calling on the youths of our nation to let us work together to return President Buhari to power in 2019.”