Former President Shehu Shagari yesterday pleaded with Nigerians to support Acting President Goodluck Jonathan in his "rescue mission".
Shagari, who spoke on a BBC Hausa Service monitored in Bauchi also debunked claims that he and some elderstatesmen asked Jonathan to dump President Umaru Yar’Adua’s Seven–Point Agenda.
The former president was reacting to reports of last week’s meeting of some elderstatesmen with Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said:"When we met the Acting President, no journalist was there, I therefore, do not know where they got such information that we advised him to streamline the Seven-point Agenda to two or three. We never did anything like that."
"How can we ask him to reduce the Seven-point Agenda when we were the people who made them up for him, he put the agenda together and he has reasons for doing so, we only hope they will make the country great and better’...