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General News of Friday, 20 January 2023


Only unpatriotic Nigerians will vote for Tinubu – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Bola Tinubu Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Bola Tinubu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described supporters of Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress as unpatriotic.

Obasanjo comment comes after declaring support for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in his New Year's message to Nigerians.

The former statesman urged people to vote for Peter Obi in the upcoming general election because he believe the flagbearer possesses good characters as compared to his opponents.

Obasanjo said this on Thursday during an interactive session organised by the Experiential Leadership in Africa (TEL-Africa) in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Reiterating his reasons for supporting the former Anambra governor's presidential bid, Obasanjo said “I will be punished by God if I know what is right and I did not put it where it should be.”

"I take character, I take track record, I take vision and I take what you see in this man as a child of God.”

“Why should you as a Nigerian vote for somebody with the character, the reputation, the life of which you do not want your own children to be?” Obasanjo asked, stressing that “it is either you are wicked, you are unpatriotic or you are really, really a bad citizen of this country and then if this is who you are, what do you want God to do with you, and that is the way I see it.”