Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, said that former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, together with other Northerners, made him President, in 1999.
Post-Nigeria recalls, that the then Head of State, Abubakar, had granted Obasanjo pardon, over a fathom military coup allegation, by late General Sani Abacha.
Obasanjo had been arrested and detained for several months by Abacha, for playing to topple him in a military coup.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Niger State Investment and Economic Summit, in Minna, the former President said he was innocent of the allegations.
“I was going on with my life ‘jeje’ (easily) in the prison, when General Abdulsalami Abubakar decided to get me out.
“He did not stop at that, but also decided to grant me pardon, and conspired with others to send me to the Presidency”, he said.
Obasanjo also urged the Federal and the State governments to collaborate in providing necessary infrastructure, to encourage agricultural business across the country.