Former Sokoto State Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, yesterday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo, PhD, to seek his (Obasanjo) blessings over his presidential ambition in 2019.
Bafarawa, who led a delegation of his campaign group to Obasanjo in Abeokuta, told Baba that the visit was to seek his “prayers, advice and support”.
Bafarawa described Obasanjo as his leader and mentor, attributing his success as Sokoto State governor between 1999 and 2007 to advices from the former president.
He explained that based on Obasanjo’s advice on savings, he left about N11.8 billion in Sokoto State treasury when he left office in 2007.
The former governor recalled that Obasanjo visited Sokoto State 14 times to commission various projects, adding that he also replicated an all-inclusive government ran by the former president at the Federal level.
Bafarawa hailed Obasanjo for his continued interventions at critical stages of the nation’s history, noting that many Nigerians had misunderstood the intentions of the elder statesman.
He specifically commended him for laying the foundation for the crusade against corruption, saying that nobody can successfully lay claim to fighting corruption without recourse to what Obasanjo had done.