Picking a Vice President in 1999 was a mistake – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo has claimed that selecting a running mate for the 1999 election was a mistake.

On Saturday, June 25, he made the remark while speaking in Abeokuta at a leadership and entrepreneurship mentorship event with chosen school pupils.

In the 2023 presidential election, Obasanjo, who was elected president in 1999 and 2003, competed alongside Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s current presidential flagbearer. Both broke down under his leadership.


Obasanjo said;


“I don’t say I don’t make mistakes – I made many of them. But one thing that has happened to me is that God has never disappointed me. And that is very important. For instance, one of the mistakes I made was picking a number two when I was going to become President. But because it is a genuine mistake, God saved me out of it.”


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