Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he was involved in Chinwoke Mbadinuju’s failed bid at getting a second term as governor of Anambra state in 2003.
While fielding questions on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections, Atiku who was then vice-president to Olusegun Obasanjo said Mbadinuju did not do well with the state’s educational sector which Atiku said is most important to him.
He said he convinced Obasanjo that they should work against Mbadinuju.
“When I was VP, I took a tour to Anambra state during the governorship administration of Chinwoke Mbadinuju. I found out all the public schools were overtaken by weeds,” he said.
“I went back to the president and said this governor must never be allowed to come back. And, believe me, he never did.”
Mbadinuju had won the PDP governorship primary in 2003 but Chris Ngige was named the party’s candidate.