All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has described foremr President Olusegun Obasanjo as a courageous patriot, who always tells the truth when a leader errs.
In a statement he issued through his campaign media director, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the former president “is a nationalist whose commitment to democracy and good governance are worthy of recognition and praise”.
Buhari acknowledged that, although Obasanjo is widely perceived as controversial, such perception should not overshadow his patriotism and remarkable courage to speak up when things go wrong in the county.
Buhari described Obasanjo “as a true statesman and nationalist who doesn’t abandon his country when it needs his voice to jolt the conscience of leaders to listen to those they govern”.
Buhari said statesmen were the voices and conscience of their countries, adding that Obasanjo had not disappointed him in that regard.