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#2023: I Don’t Have Special Candidate, Only National Agenda Says Obasanjo As He Visits Abdulsalami

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Former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he has no special candidate among those contesting for the 2023 presidential election but rather a national agenda for the country, Headlinenews.news report.

Obasanjo stated this in Minna when he paid former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar a visit on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Responding to 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.

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

The former President also said he was in Minna to visit the former Head of State who had been indisposed.

“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,” he said.

“So that is why I decided to come and see him at home. He is very special so I had to come.

He also said that “if there is anyone who is indisposed, I will visit and I am still strong.”

The statesmen earlier had a closed-door meeting which lasted for about 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.

Recall Obasanjo hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu at his Abeokuta, Ogun State residence, a meeting he described as “more brotherly than political”.

Days after that, he met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi in London, UK.

Following the meeting, Governor Wike re-echoed Obasanjo’s comment, saying his consultations – including a meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer Atiku Abubakar – are in Nigeria’s interest.

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