The Presidency has dismissed the recent utterances by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as a sign of confusion not worthy of attention.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, launched the verbal attack on the ex-president on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said whoever Obasanjo chooses to support at the 2019 elections is irrelevant, as the former President had publicly changed his mind on the matter so many times over the past few months alone.
“Former president Obasanjo denounces one person today and supports that same person the next day.
“When it pleases him, he brings God into the matter and uses that as his excuse for whatever position he has chosen,” he said.
Shehu added that he was not surprised that newspapers reported Obasanjo expressing neutrality at a weekend forum, only for the former president to express a completely different stance after a day or two.
“We have learnt not to take his utterances seriously anymore.
“We know that the slightest wind can make him change his mind again. After all, this is the same man who publicly tore his party registration card barely four years ago, and he now claims to be backing the same party,” Shehu said.
Recall that Obasanjo had in different fora openly supported former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who recently emerged Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was also speculated that Obasanjo facilitated the issuance of American visa to the PDP Presidential flag bearer in a bid to break the jinx that Atiku was incapable of traveling to the United States.
At a recent ceremony where Atiku was turbaned the Waziri Adamawa, Obasanjo and other heavy weight in the opposition were on ground to grace the event.