Obasanjo visits Babangida, Abdulsalami, says ‘I have no preferred presidential candidate’

Recent consultations and meetings with presidential candidates across parties  at home and abroad, notwithstanding, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has refused to pledge his support for any of them.

Rather than having preference, he said his interest lies in the agenda of the Nigerian project.
Chief Obasanjo made this disclosure on Sunday in Minna, Niger State capital where he paid familiarization visits to two past military president of the country, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar.

He said his recent hobnobbing with some  candidates and political parties does not  portend  that he has a preferred presidential candidate for the 2023 elections but rather  a national agenda for the unity of the country.

He said as an Elder Statesman, he has no annointed 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.

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The former president was said to have visited first General Abdulsalami in whose  residence he had a closed door meeting for about 30 minutes.

He told journalists after meeting General Abubakar, Obasanjo said he had come to visit his “brother”

“I have come to see my brother who was indisposed and when he was abroad I had wanted to visit him but unfortunately, I missed him because the day I arrived in London to visit him was the day he left.

“So I said 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.”

Obasanjo, thereafter, immediately drove to General Ibrahim  Babangida’s residence too where he  held  another closed door meeting.

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