Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa

Former governor of Kaduna State and elder statesman Balarabe Musa on Friday criticized the endorsement of former President Atiku Abubakar by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Musa told Daily Post that Abubakar’s renewed association with Obasanjo will reduce the possibility of Atiku becoming Nigeria’s next president.

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Atiku Abubakar had on Thursday mended fences with Obasanjo, his former boss, in a meeting attended by the founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Uche Secondus, Bishop Mathew Kukah, among others in Ogun State.

Reacting to the meeting, Musa stated that the reconciliation gives a wrong impression to Nigerians.

He said: “His association or reconciliation with Obasanjo is definitely a problem. I insisted that the reconciliation is doubtful because the relationship between them is so bad that nobody can imagine that they will reconcile so quickly.

“However, it has happened and I think the close relationship with Obasanjo is a problem for Atiku because it now seems that he is being adopted by the former president, I think it’s a lot of problem for him.

“That PDP coalition led by Obasanjo portrays a problem for Atiku because it gives the impression whether right or wrong that the PDP is being supported by a former president who is opposed to Buhari and is afraid of what he will do to him. This means that there is a credibility problem.

“His (Atiku’s) chances if it ever existed at all, is now reduced by his association with Obasanjo who is afraid of being probed by Buhari and I think that there is a credibility problem which may even favour APC and Buhari in 2019.”