Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), former President, on a ‘national agenda’ visit to General Abdulsalami Abubakar and General Ibrahim Babangida has said his romance with some presidential candidates and political parties is not connected with having a preferred presidential candidate.
He made this known in Minna, Niger State after having separate closed door meetings with former Military Heads of State, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar at their Hill-top residences, Minna, Niger State, on Sunday.
“I don’t have a special candidate for the 2023 presidential election but rather, I have a national agenda,” he declared.
Chief Obasanjo had had consultations with Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other prominent Nigerians from different political parties.
Chief Obasanjo, who arrived in a black Sport Utility Vehicle with number plate – Kaduna DKA 621FQ – at exactly 12.30 p.m. on Sunday, drove straight first to General Abdulsalami’s residence where they had a closed door meeting for about 30 minutes.
During an interview with journalists after meeting General Abubakar, Obasanjo said he had come to visit his “brother.
“I have come to see my brother who was indisposed and when he was abroad I had wanted to visit him but unfortunately, I missed him because the day I arrived in London to visit him was the day he left.
“So I said since I could not see him in London, I will come to see him in Nigeria and so, that is what I have come to do.
“He is special in a way and he was indisposed, so I had to come and see him. If there is anybody again who is special and indisposed that I have to see, I will see him. I am still strong enough”.
General Abdulsalami with his wife Justice Fati Abubakar after the meeting led Chief Obasanjo to his car at exactly 1.13 p.m.
The former President immediately drove to General Ibrahim Babangida’s residence too where they had a closed-door meeting.