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Obasanjo: I have no preferred presidential candidate

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has insisted that he has no preferred candidate in next year’s presidential election.

Apart from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila who hinted of the former leader’s preference of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, there have also been media reports of his endorsement of the flagbearer of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.

But while on a visit to former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar in Minna, Niger State on Sunday, Obasanjo denied the speculations, adding that he would unveil his agenda for the 2023 elections “soon”.

“I came to see my brother who has been a little indisposed. When he was in London, I wanted to visit him but the day I arrived in London was the day he left. So that is why I decided to come and see him at home”, he said.

“He is very special and I am still strong to visit those who are special to me”, he added.

From there, Obasanjo also visited another former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida.

In the past few days, Obasanjo has held meetings with presidential candidates of different political parties.

Last Wednesday, Tinubu met him at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, with the former leader describing it as “more brotherly than political”.

A week later, Obasanjo, Obi, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, among other leaders met in London, United Kingdom.

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