Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he has no preferred candidate among those contesting the 2023 presidential election.
The former president stated this yesterday in Minna, Niger State, after having separate closed-door meetings with former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), popularly known as IBB, and Gen. AbdulSalami Abubakar (rtd), at their uphill residences in Minna, the State capital.
According to him, as an elder statesman, he has no anointed presidential candidate or a preferred political party but an agenda for the country. “I don’t have a special candidate for the 2023 presidential election but rather, I have a National Agenda”, he declared.
Chief Obasanjo, who arrived in Minna in a Black Jeep yesterday afternoon, drove straight first to General AbdulSalami’s residence where they had a closed-door meeting for about 30 minutes. Answering questions from newsmen after meeting General Abubakar, Obasanjo said he had come to visit his “brother”. Gen. AbdulSalami, with his wife, Justice Fati Abubakar, after the meeting, led Chief Obasanjo to his car, who drove to IBB’s residence where they also had another closed-door meeting.
The elder statesman had at different fora held consultations with the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other prominent Nigerians from different political parties.