I Have No Anointed Candidate – Obasanjo

Mary Ugwuanyi

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he has no preferred presidential candidate for the 2023 elections but instead has a national agenda.

His comment comes in the wake of recent meetings and engagements with presidential aspirants from different political parties across the country.

He stated this on Sunday in Niger State after closed-door meetings with former Presidents, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar at their residents in Minna.  

Obasanjo said, “I don’t have a special candidate for the 2023 presidential election but rather, I have a National Agenda,”

Recall that the former President had met with Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Bola Tinubu and other notable Nigerians from varied political affiliations.

Interacting with the press after meeting with General Abubakar, Obasanjo described it as a visit to a brother.

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He said, “I have come to see my brother who was indisposed and when he was abroad I had wanted to visit him but unfortunately, I missed him because the day I arrived in London to visit him was the day he left.

“So I said since I could not see him in London, I will come to see him in Nigeria and so, that is what I have come to do.

“He is special in a way and he was indisposed, so I had to come and see him. If there is anybody again who is special and indisposed that I have to see, I will see him. I am still strong enough”, Obasanjo remarked.

Afterwards, Obasanjo proceeded to General Ibrahim Babaginda’s residence.

Source: Vanguard

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