Former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has mentioned he has no selection presidential candidate within the 2023 normal elections, however that he solely has a nationwide agenda.
Obasanjo mentioned this in Minna, the Niger state capital when he visited a former Head of State, Common Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) at his residence
Obasanjo, rumoured to be supporting the presidential candidate of Labour Get together (LP), Mr Peter Obi, was just lately sighted in London, the place he attended a gathering with Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike, alongside Obi and a few Individuals’s Democratic Get together (PDP) governors loyal to Wike.
Responding to questions from journalists after the go to, Obasanjo mentioned: “I don’t have a particular candidate, I’ve a nationwide agenda.”
“I’ve come to see my brother who was a bit indisposed and when he was overseas I had needed to go to him, and the day I arrived in London to go to him was the day he left.
“So, I mentioned, properly since I couldn’t see him in London, I’ll come to see him in Nigeria. And so, that’s what I’ve come to do.
“He’s particular in a approach and he was indisposed, so I needed to come and see him. If there may be anyone once more who’s particular and indisposed that I’ve to see, I’ll see him. I’m nonetheless robust sufficient.”
Earlier, the duo had a closed door assembly which lasted half-hour.
GYB CommunityIn the meantime, the Kogi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to ship the state to the presidential candidate of the occasion, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, within the 2023 presidential elections.
State Coordinator of GYB Networks for Asiwaju Alhaji Haddy Ametuo acknowledged this Saturday in Lokoja through the inauguration of zonal, federal constituency and native authorities coordinators.
He mentioned the duty forward of the coordinators had been huge and charged them to cooperate with the native authorities chairmen to mobilise votes for the occasion through the forthcoming normal elections.
Ametuo recommended the Governor Yahaya Bello for unifying the occasion members, describing him because the engine room by means of which the marketing campaign group would proceed to operate.
He additionally lauded the dedication of the APC nationwide officer representing the state, Murtala Yakubu, for his pivotal roles within the growth of the occasion within the state.
Kwankwaso in BornoIn a associated growth, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Individuals’s Get together (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, mentioned he was excited by the massive crowd that acquired him in Maiduguri, Borno state.
This, he mentioned, had additional gone to bolster the hope of his occasion within the 2023 normal elections.
Kwankwaso, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri Sunday, mentioned the gang who defied the heavy downpour to welcome him, confirmed how keen the individuals of Borno needed to alter from the established order.
“Take a look at how individuals got here out; I used to be so excited, I used to be so completely satisfied that the individuals of Borno at the moment are very ripe for a change.
“If solely the individuals I noticed on arrival yesterday will vote for us I can guarantee you we are going to win Borno,” Kwankwaso mentioned.
The presidential candidate mentioned that individuals throughout Nigeria had been shopping for into NNPP which he adopted a couple of months in the past, including that earlier than the election subsequent yr, significantly when campaigns would begin, the occasion would shock Nigerians with its reputation.
“The extra you understand Kwankwaso the extra you want him. The extra you understand Kwankwasiyya the extra the love.
“We are going to take that goodwill to the south as we’ve workplaces from ward to state ranges throughout Nigeria and we’re fielding candidates for all positions throughout Nigeria,” Kwankwaso mentioned.
He recommended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Electoral Act and referred to as for a dedication to a free and honest election.
Whereas condemning these speculating that he would step down for some candidates, Kwankwaso described such speculations as mischievous and wanted to be stopped for actual contenders to face issue-based campaigns.
“Allow us to begin the campaigns; we are going to separate between the chaff and grains.
“Some persons are saying that there could also be no winner within the first spherical of voting however from our camp, we believed that we’re going to win within the first poll by the grace of God,” mentioned the previous lawmaker and ex-Kano state governor.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that whereas in Maiduguri, the previous governor commissioned the state occasion secretariat and held conferences with the occasion stakeholders and numerous curiosity teams. (NAN)