Saki-born Brigadier-General Ajibola Togun (retd.), has supported former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s decision to endorse the 2019 presidential bid of his former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Obasanjo had on Thursday declared his support for Atiku, exactly four days after the ex-VP emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking to Saturday PUNCH, Togun, who is also a former deputy director of States Security Services (now Department of State Services), also commended Obasanjo for forgiving and endorsing Atiku.
He said the former President did the right thing by letting go of the past and seeking a way to move the country forward.
He said, “There’s nothing wrong with what Obasanjo did. He did it as a matter of candidacy and not really as a party issue.
“They had differences, but from what the ex-President said, he said he saw that the former Vice President had retraced some of his steps.
“We are all human beings and we may err. Even God blamed himself for creating us, but He still loved us and forgave us our sins. So, it is good that Obasanjo also practised forgiveness. It is all for the good of this country.”