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Sunday, August 28, 2022

2023: I've Only National Agenda, No Special Presidential Candidate – Obasanjo

  • Obasanjo (2nd left) and Abdulsalami            (2nd right)

| The Daily Crucible | Sunday, August 28, 2022

By Our Reporter

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday stormed Minna, Niger State Capital, to visit ex - military Presidents Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, declaring that he has no special candidate pertaining to the 2023 presidential election.

Obasanjo who resigned from partisan politics to take up the status of an elder statesman and father of the nation nearly a decade ago, however, clarified that he has only a national agenda - an agenda for a better Nigeria.

He made this known at the two military generals' uphill country homes in Minna.

The former President arrived in a black jeep with plate number Kaduna DKA 621FQ at 12:30 pm on Sunday.

Fielding questions from journalists on the outcome of the consultations with the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, as well as various prominent Nigerians, Obasanjo noted that what he is presently doing is a national agenda.

He said, “I don’t have a special candidate, I have a national agenda.”

Speaking shortly after his meeting with Gen. Abdulsalami, OBJ stated, “I have come to see my brother who was a bit indisposed and when he was abroad I had wanted to visit him, and the day I arrived in London to visit him was the day he left.”

“So I said, well, 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”.

The two had earlier held a closed-door meeting that lasted for 30 minutes.

At the end of this, Chief Obasanjo was accompanied by General Abdulsalami and his wife Justice Fati Abubakar to his car at exactly 1:13 pm before leaving for Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida’s home.


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