Olujonwo Obasanjo, the son of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has joined the campaign team of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, took to his Twitter account (@fkeyamo) to reveal that he received the former president's son in Abuja on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
He posted, "Obasanjo Joins Buhari’s Campaign Team: From Left - Alhaji Nasiru Danu (The Dan Amarna of Dutse & Director of Logistics, PMB Campaign Organisation), Olujonwo Obansanjo (son of OBJ) and my humble self as we officially received OBJ’s son at d PMB Campaign Headquarters today in Abuja."
Olujonwo recently declared his support for President Buhari, a move that's sure to not sit down well with his father who has relentlessly criticised the current government since January 2018.
In a letter of endorsement he wrote to the campaign organisation in September, Olujowon said the current administration has begun the process of laying a solid foundation for future generations and urged Nigerian youths to back Buhari for a second term in office.
He said, "The ingenuity of the current administration in proffering solutions is highly commendable. No human is perfect, no government is perfect, only the Creator of heaven and earth embodies perfection. We are on the right path and should not deviate.
"The youths of our great nation should join hands and support the progress and giant strides of President Buhari, he is working commendably to free us from past bondage and captivity."Last week, Obasanjo endorsed his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to beat Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Obasanjo backs Atiku to boot Buhari out of the Presidential Villa next year and believes he can do a better job as president.
The election, scheduled for February 16, 2019, is expected to be keenly-contested between Atiku and Buhari.