Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says he doesn’t really care what former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, thinks or says about him.
In an interview with Punch Newspapers, Atiku also said he is not scared of being investigated by the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “I’m not worried. You can investigate me. But you know most of my cases have ended up in the court up to the Supreme Court and the apex court has ruled on them. Thus, for you to reopen a case that has been closed by the Supreme Court but I am ready to be investigated.”
When asked about the unflattering things Obasanjo wrote about him in his latest book, ‘My Watch’, he said: “You know, really, I don’t give a damn (about) what Obasanjo says about me.”
Atiku also spoke about his unsuccessful ambition to succeed Obasanjo as President, saying that: “As far as I am concerned, Obasanjo may believe that he scuttled my presidential ambition, but I believe it is about God. If God says I will be president, I will be president; if He says I will not be president, I will not be president. Let’s forget about Obasanjo.”
Speaking further, he categorically stated that he will not be returning to the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Nobody has reached out to me yet. And for the question of if I would go back or not; how many people will the President go to their houses to say, ‘This is the favour I want’ and they will look at him in the face and say, ‘No, we are not going back?’ How many in this country will do that?”
Source: The Punch