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General News of Thursday, 25 August 2022


2023: Days after Tinubu’s visit, Obasanjo seen praying for young presidential candidate

Professor Christopher Imumolen kneeling before former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his blessings Professor Christopher Imumolen kneeling before former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his blessings

Few days after receiving Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), former President Olusegun Obasanjo received another August visitor in his mansion in Abeokuta Ogun state on Tuesday, August 23.

According to a statement made available to, Professor Christopher Imumolen, the presidential candidate of the Accord Party paid a consolidatory visit to the former president.

In a photograph sighted by, Imumolen was seen down on his knees while the former president appears to be praying for him.

Obasanjo becomes the latest notable stakeholder for Imumolen to have paid a visit over the past few weeks.

During his visit, he paid homage and honour to the former president by presenting him with a plaque with the inscription "the labours of our heroes past - shall never be in vain".

While speaking during the visit, Prof Imumolen said:

"Our presentation of the plaque is a mark of utmost appreciation for their great leadership sacrifices through time.

I am consulting vehemently preparatory to spearheading a new leadership in Nigeria as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2023, knowing that the road is rough and that Nigeria's Presidency is not for the lily liver.

"I represent the long-anticipated better future, the collective ambition, and expectation of the youth and the long dreamt paradigm shift, and therefore plead for the support of Nigerians come 2023 towards the realisation of an 'All for All' government for true national integration and development."

Prof Imumolen also noted the importance of his visit and the prayers of the elder statesman to his political ambition.

He said getting prayers and counsel from a political capone like Obasanjo is worthwhile knowing that he has all the wealth of experience to help his leadership endeavors.

Prof Imumolen said:

"There is no limit to such blessing, prayers, and nurture for me as I am set to use such map as a measure and energy to rewrite the leadership narrative of our dear nation and redefine the economic fortune of the Nigerian people, with the sole aim of placing Nigeria in the comity of prosperous nations."

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