Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the February presidential election.

The former president said he has kept mute on the presidential election because the matter was already before the court.

“It would amount to sub judice if I speak on Presidential election result since the matter is already before the court,” He said.

Obasanjo said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book entitled, ‘Election in Nigeria: The Long Road To Democracy’, written by Abdullahi Shehu.


“I will not dabble into the details of what I call current aspect of Professor Shehu’s book because since the emphasis was on the national elections, particularly the presidential election, and the presidential election is now taken to court.

“I think talking about it would become sub judice because it has been taken to court,” Obasanjo added.

Former military Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, and a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana were also in attendance at the event.