Former president Olusegun Obasanjo is determined to confine the Muhammadu Buhari administration into the dustbin of history, come 2019.
To achieve his heart’s desire, the Owu-born retired general is leaving nothing to chance as he on Sunday called on God to ensure the defeat of Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
Obasanjo told a town hall meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) members converged, that God who assisted Nigerians to remove the dreaded dark-goggle general Sani Abacha will come to their aid next year and stop Buhari from winning a second term.
He called on youths and all Nigerians not to be tired because they have a lot of work to do to effect change of government through the ballot.
“Some people believe that those that are in position, whether they are doing well or not, they must continue to be there. But when we say they must not be there, they will want to fight back.
“They will hold many things to wreak havoc, but everybody must be prepared. It will not be easy to wrest powers from them. If you think it will be easy to liberate Nigeria, you are deceiving yourself.
“But the God that did it yesterday will do it again today. Remember a particular leader who had a desire to transmute from military uniform to elected president.
“We had a situation that we had five political parties and the five parties nominated one person as candidate for presidency. If only his nuclear family had voted for him, he would have won.
“But our God is wonderful. God laughed. Now, God is laughing. When the time came, God revealed that He’s God. He is the omnipotent, omnipresent and eternal, who can do all things and who can make all things possible. But if we are leaving things to God, we have to do our own side.
“The work has started. Some people may be laughing at you and make jest of you, don’t be bothered with that. Listen, permanent voter’s cards (PVCs) are your instruments. If you have not collected yours, go and collect it.
“If you are not yet registered, go and register. Let us tell them in all urban and rural areas that PVCs are what we will use. They are the key to open the doors.
“Don’t be afraid or be discouraged; they will try to intimidate you individually or collectively. For me, I don’t think there is anyone that can intimidate me. Let me remind you, I have gone through many things. I have been jailed without being given any opportunity of offence. Where is the person that jailed me?”