Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar has lavished praises on his former principal, Olusegun Obasanjo on his successful peacekeeping efforts in Ethiopia.
Speaking on Saturday, Atiku whom Obasanjo has openly criticised in the past, said he would vote him for a Nobel Peace Prize if his name is ever nominated.
Obasanjo said he regrets picking Atiku as his running mate back in 1999.
But Atiku said, “I celebrate the extraordinary prowess of His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in bringing peace to Ethiopia. I am not surprised. I know my boss.
“He did the same thing in Liberia and São Tomé and Príncipe during our time in office. If for nothing else, he is most deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize, and I will nominate him when entries are open for nominations.
“Africa is blessed to have a statesman of such impeccable democratic credentials as Chief Obasanjo. A man whose image ought to be in the redesigned Naira note to inspire future generations of Nigerians to sacrifice for their nation and continent.
“On behalf of my family, I congratulate you, President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, for successfully ending the Ethiopia-Tigray conflict. And I thank God for the gift of wisdom and foresight He gave you, which you have used creditably to steer Nigeria and Africa on the right path.”
Obasanjo has told Nigerians not to vote for Atiku in next year’s general elections.