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General News of Friday, 23 September 2022


2023 Elections: Will Obasanjo support Peter Obi? - Powerful southwest chieftain reveals

Mr Akin Osuntokun, the Labour Party southwest leader has hinted that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo might be rooting for the presidential candidate of his party, Mr Peter Obi.

According to Punch, Osuntokun described the fanbase of his principal as that of the 44th President of the United States, Mr Barrack Obama.

Osuntokun who is also an ex-aide to Obasanjo made this known on Friday, September 23 during an interview on Arise TV breakfast program, "The Morning Show"

When asked about his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for his current party, he stated that his current party possesses consistency, a trait he confirmed that the PDP lacked.

He said: “Where I am (Labour Party) is consistent with the position I have taken in the past two years. Logically I am being consistent with my position.”

The Labour Party chieftain urged Nigerians to sue for progress and change and overlook the current dispensation of political parties that have turned the country into ruins.

He stated that Nigeria needs a revival and a government that understands governance and what it means to be of service to the people.

Osuntokun said: “The kind of politics in Nigeria is disastrous. The political structure is criminal. It’s ambiguous that people clamouring for change are the ones labeling those ready to work for such change.

"APC and PDP are known for crass insensitivity. They are coming with similar baggage that has matured in our fraudulent political system."

He further harped that the combination of APC and PDP lacks consistency in appropriate governance and their style will be detrimental to the development of Nigeria as a country.