Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that he has no preferred candidate in the 2023 presidential race.
The former president was seen in a meeting which Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, had with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, in London.
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Sources had said the Nigerian leader was pushing the candidacy of Obi.
But speaking in Minna, Niger State capital, when he paid a visit to former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, on Sunday, Obasanjo said he had a national agenda, not a preferred candidate.
“I don’t have a special candidate, I have a national agenda…. I came to see my brother who has been a little indisposed. I had plans to visit him when he was still in London, but the day I arrived London was the day he returned home.
“So that is why I decided to come and see him at home. He is very special so I had to come.”
Abdulsalami had handed over power to the civilian administration of Obasanjo in 1999, ending the military interregnum