Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday met with former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, saying that far from his having a preferred candidate in the 2023 presidential race, he has only “a national agenda.”
The former President was last week seen in a meeting with Mr Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, along with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, in London.
Sources had said the Nigerian leader was pushing the candidacy of Obi.
But speaking in Minna, Niger State capital, when he paid a visit to former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, on Sunday, Obasanjo said he had a national agenda, not a preferred candidate.
According to Obasanjo, “I don’t have a special candidate. I have a national agenda. I came to see my brother who has been a little indisposed. I had plans to visit him when he was still in London. But the day I arrived London was the day he returned home.
“So, that is why I decided to come and see him at home. He is very special so I had to come.”
Abdulsalami had handed over power to the civilian administration of Obasanjo in 1999, ending the military interregnum