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2023: I have no special candidate, says Obasanjo after meeting Abdulsalami

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…

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.

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