Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, as his preferred candidate for the 2023 general election.
In his New Year’s message for 2023, which was personally signed by the former president and made available to the media by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo referred to Obi as his protégé and stated that the former governor of Anambra State had an advantage in the elections scheduled for February 25, 2023.
Obasanjo stated, “None of the candidates is a saint, but when one compares their character, antecedent, their understanding, knowledge, discipline, and vitality that they can bring to the table and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job, especially considering where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I had, Peter Obi as a mentee has an advantage.
“Others, like us all, have what they can contribute collectively to the new dispensation for the liberation, restoration, and rescue of Nigeria.”
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