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General News of Monday, 2 January 2023


Huge setback for Atiku as Obasanjo fully backs Peter Obi for President

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Peter Obi Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Peter Obi

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently endorsed Peter Obi, as his preferred presidential candidate ahead of the general elections in February.

In a letter signed by Obasanjo, titled “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly Young Nigerians,” he mentioned reasons for his decision to fully back the Labour Party presidential candidate.

According to the elder stateman, he noted that none of the candidates are saints but comparing them in terms of knowledge, discipline and ability to lead without bias or prejudice, Peter Obi has an edge.

“None of the contestants is a saint but when one compares their character, antecedent, their understanding, knowledge, discipline and vitality that they can bring to bear and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as a mentee has an edge.

“Others like all of us have what they can contribute to the new dispensation to liberation, restoration and salvaging of Nigeria collectively. One other important point to make about Peter is that he is a needle with thread attached to it from North and South and he may not get lost. In other words, he has people who can pull his ears, if and when necessary. Needless to say that he has a young and able running mate with clean track record of achievement both in public and private life,” Obasanjo said in the open letter he personally signed.