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General News of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


Obasanjo’s initial plan for Peter Obi finally revealed

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

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anthony Ehilebo, has said that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi was the reason former president Olusegun Obasanjo supported Atiku Abubakar in 2019.

At that time, Peter Obi was Atiku’s running mate in the presidential election as Obasanjo was the man who selected the former Governor of Anambra to be the running mate.

Ehilebo who is the member of the Strategic Communications Directorate of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), made this known during an interview on Channels Television.

“In 2019, he supported our candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, but I’ll tell you a backstory that people hardly know. People don’t even know that he was the one that recommended his present candidate of choice to Atiku Abubakar as a condition for supporting him in 2019.

“That was the plan: ‘have these two people run on the platform, so that you [Atiku] can mentor him and by the time he comes of age, he’ll be able to [run for president]," he said.