Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is twice better than President Muhammadu Buhari, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said.
Mr Obasanjo stated this in an interview he granted BBC Pidgin. Punch Newspapers published the report on its website.
This comes days after Messrs Obasanjo and Buhari renewed their political battle. The former president had supported the president prior to the 2015 general election but has asked him not to seek a second term in office on account of incompetence, nepotism among others.
At the start of the latest battle, the former president accused the president of plotting to rig the forthcoming general election.
Obasanjo cited the controversial appointment of an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officer and the recent plot to oust Walter Onnoghen, Nigeria’s Justice Chief, as case study while passing a vote of no confidence on the electoral body.
Buhari, in turn, denied the allegation promising to teach the former president and his allies a political lesson they would never forget.
“What I am saying is that where we are today; our present situation, if you look at those who are there today and our boss (Buhari), I insist that Atiku will do better than them,” the news medium quoted Obasanjo as saying.
“I did not say he (Atiku) will behave like Jesus. I did not say he will behave like Prophet Muhammed, but he will do better, in fact twice better than what we have at present,” he said.
While mocking the corruption war of the present administration, the former president said today’s government officials if exposed will not only rot behind bars but will go to the perpetual fire beneath the earth.
“This is not a prophecy. Those in government today, if we expose them, all of them will enter hell; they will not only go to jail. They will go to hell. Whoever that God does not expose his sins to the public is the person whose secret is kept,” he added.