Immediately former President Olusegun Obasanjo said God will not forgive him if he supports Atiku’s presidential bid, the Atiku 2019 Presidential Campaign responding to Obasanjo’s statement at through its spokesman, Segun Sowunmi, said:
“The first is to say it upfront that HE former Vice President Atiku Abubakar holds former President Olusegun Obasanjo in very high esteem, just as he holds every other leader in Nigeria high esteem. “The esteem that President Obasanjo enjoys is premised on two things; one, being the former president, Atiku also understands that he cannot and should not desecrate anybody that has sat in the office that he aspires to. “The second is the fact that they had worked together on a joint ticket as president and vice-president towards the 1999 and 2003 elections, for those two reasons, HE the former vice-president does not want to join any issues with him and respects him and understands that as an individual Obasanjo is within his right to have his point of view. “It is a little bit suspect what Obasanjo means, that God will not forgive him if he supports Atiku. I think that is really a personal relationship between him and his God, and it will be better for him to use his later years to tidy up the relationship between himself and his God, instead of hanging his judgment with God on things that concern him and Atiku.
Atiku Abubakar served as vice president in the two terms of the Obasanjo civilian presidency between 1999 and 2007.