Former governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday fired back at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for advising President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
Oshiomhole said Obasanjo was not in the right position to give such advice because the former President was not a known adviser to Buhari.
Punch reports that,the former governor spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting the President behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said, “I’m not sure when I see the list of the (President’s) advisers, that President Obasanjo is one of the advisers.
“I also recall with respect that the day President Obasanjo was inaugurating in some of his advisers, he did say that anybody who is his adviser can advise him, he will make his own decisions. I think that principle still stands.”
The former governor said, as a loyal party man, he was in the Presidential Villa to reassure Buhari of his government and also for 2019 election.