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2019: ‘Obasanjo will determine who becomes President’ – Chairman

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Perry Opara, Chairman of the National Unity Party (NUP) says he is convinced whoever Former President Olusegun Obasanjo supports in the presidential race will emerge as President in 2019.

Speaking to journalists recently, Opara said the Owu born chief is so significant in Nigeria’s political sphere that he had to be consulted in any presidential election.

“Obasanjo is the Nigerian political Oracle, which must be consulted in any presidential election. He has led Nigeria three times before and when he brought Yar’Adua in 2007 against the permutations of everybody, Yar’Adua won. He brought in Jonathan in 2011 and against all permutation, Jonathan won despite not having the structures, and in the last election in 2015, Obasanjo joined forces with President Muhammadu Buhari and brought him in.

“He brought out Yar’ Adua, they followed, he brought out Jonathan, they followed him, he supported Buhari and the people followed. I am sure that in 2019, whoever OBJ supports will win the presidency of Nigeria,” he said.

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