Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo has said the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will bring honour and dignity to his office if given the mandate by Nigerians.
Obasanjo stated this on Sunday at the Lamido Fombina Palace, Yola, where Atiku was turbaned the 7th Waziri Adamawa by His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Muhammadu Aliyu Barkindo Mustapha, the Lamido of Adamawa.
The former President whose remarks were punctuated occasionally by his trademark humour, lauded his former deputy for his strong cultural orientation, stressing that while both were in the Villa, he (Atiku) never forgot where he came from.
“No matter the issues today, I know you will not disappoint. When we were in Abuja dealing with national and international issues, you did not take lightly the cultural heritage of your people.
“I am sure you will bring honour to this position and I want to thank you, Waziri for doing all of us proud,” he said.