Kure made this assertion in an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP while responding to the newspaper’s exclusive story of yesterday in which Obasanjo endorsed Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido for the 2015 presidential poll.
LEADERSHIP had reported that Obasanjo had endorsed the candidature of Lamido and Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
Obasanjo also claimed that he supported power shift to the North in 2015.
But Kure faulted the political arrangement on the grounds that the North was capable of deciding on who would represent it during the 2015 presidential election, and said that the North would speak with one voice and choose a credible leader to represent the region.
The ex-governor accused Obasanjo of messing up Nigeria and particularly the North when he held sway as president, and added that he should leave the North alone and concentrate on his poultry farm in Ota, Ogun State.
In his words: “In 2015, the North will decide for itself and choose a candidate that the whole united North, acting as one, will support. Obasanjo has messed up the entire country and particularly the North. We shall not allow him do that again. Let him go and face his poultry farm and leave us alone.”
“Obasanjo lacks the locus standi to decide who will represent us in 2015. We will not allow him to do that again. Let him face his poultry farm in Ota and leave the North alone.”