A former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, says time was not yet ripe for him to reveal who he would support in 2019 presidential election. He added that late President Musa Yar’adua did not maintain structures he met on ground to curtail corruption in the country. Obasanjo said it was not yet time for him to say if he would support President Muhammadu Buhari for second time in the coming 2019 presidential election. It is yet unsure if President Buhari will seek a second tenure in office as he is yet to declare interest but there have been speculations that he would. Obasanjo gave this terse reply after delivering at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. On fighting corruption in Nigeria, the ex-president during his speech said the late President Musa Yar’adua failed to maintain the structure he (Obasanjo) put in place to curtail corruption. He said: “The man (leader) on top must be above board and be seen to fight corruption. Those around him must also be upright and various institutions such as the police, judiciary, the executive and other bodies must make it an all-inclusive affair because it is an endless process.” He reportedly added that Yar’Adua had allowed former Delta State governor, Mr. James Ibori, to push for the replacement of the former EFCC chairman, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, whom Obasanjo claimed was poisoned but eventually survived it. Recall that NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Obasanjo, on Wednesday, December 27, was detailed as envoy to Liberia by the United Nation’s secretary general, António Guterres. Obasanjo will be in Liberia to support the peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected president. Announcing the former president’s new appointment in New York through his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, the UNSG commended the people of Liberia for the peaceful conduct of the election.
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