The Presidency has dismissed as `well-rehearsed theatre’ the reported endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying `they will lose together’.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

The presidential aide said that Obasanjo’s predictable U-turn and somersault on the endorsement of Atiku did not come as a surprise.

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The statement read: “The Presidency has received the news of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s predictable U-turn and somersault on the endorsement of the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at a meeting Thursday, and to say that we are the least surprised by the well-rehearsed theatre.

“They will lose together. Listening to the prepared statement of the former President after the meeting showed the usual ego trip and “I know it all” character of Chief Obasanjo.

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 “In the first place, we dare to say that a pompous statement from the former President advising Nigerians on a vote against President Buhari is the best recommendation that can come at this time.

“It also betrayed a lack of understanding of today’s politics, which is about good governance.’’

According to Shehu, the country voted for change in 2015 and a leader that ensures good governance, which only President Buhari and the APC can provide.