ATIKU LACKS CAPACITY, GOOD JUDGEMENT TO GOVERN NIGERIA — OBASANJO
TRANSCRIPT OF OBASANJO INTERVIEW ABOUT ATIKU ON OCTOBER 3, 2018, ONE WEEK BEFORE THEIR ‘RECONCILIATION’
“Atiku didn’t want to become a Vice President, he was elected as a governor.
“Now, judging from the experience that I had, I thought okay – what we should do this time is to take somebody who, it doesn’t matter what has been his experience, I can mentor him and then he can learn over the period of the time that we will be in government together and with a bit of luck he can take over from me.
“That was my plan, that first term he will be given a lot of work to do domestically, and Atiku even complained that I’m giving him too much to do which was intentional. I wanted him to really get a lot of work to do.
“My second term idea was that in preparing him, having prepared him for the domestic, I wanted one year for him to visit, to represent Nigeria in the ECOWAS, one year at the AU, one year at the UN so that he’s really fully prepared.
“The first thing I found was that his judgement was not right, on a number of occasions and I pointed this out to him.
“As President of Nigeria, there are certain things you should not do and I believe it was too much for him to be able to understand and to learn, so I gave up.”