A former US President Barrack Obama received President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage who came to solicit for his support ahead of the 2015 election, according to Pastor Adewale Giwa.
Pastor Giwa is the senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming of Jesus Christ Gospel Church.
Concise News had reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that the US is backing Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 election.
Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai had also vowed to send home any foreigner who interferes in the election in a “body bag.”
However, in a statement by the cleric on Tuesday, he narrated how Buhari begged for support from Obama to win the election.
“I was at the White House as Daily Newswatch US Bureau Chief in 2015 when Buhari’s delegation came to beg Obama,” he added.
“People hate the truth because it hurts. In 2015, It was glaring that President Obama played a very prominent role in ensuring Buhari become the president of Nigeria.”
He wondered “were all these people criticising the United States now under Donald Trump when Obama released a video, urging former President Goodluck Jonathan to play the game according to the rules?
“Where were Buhari’s men lambasting the United States under Trump now when former President Obama called Jonathan to accept the defeat after announcing the 2015 presidential results?
“To me, I see nothing wrong in what the United States has said by appealing to the presidency to play the game according to the rules.”
Atiku and Buhari are the major contenders for the presidency with the election billed for February 16th, 2019.