Tayo Busayo – Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says he has no preferred candidate for the 2022 presidential election, but a national agenda for the country.
“I don’t have a special candidate. I have a national agenda”, Obasanjo told journalists on Sunday, when he paid a visit to former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna.
The statement came a few days after he met with the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in London.
The former President had about two weeks ago, received the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his Ogun State residence.
DAILY COURIER earlier reported that Obasanjo had visited residences of two former Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna on Sunday.
Speaking with newsmen after a a closed-door meeting, which lasted for about 30 minutes with Abubakar, Obasanjo said, “I don’t have a special candidate, as far as the 2023 presidential election is concerned.
“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 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”, said the former president who also visited the Minna residence of Gen. Ibrahim Babamngida (rtd).