… says I’ll reveal agenda soon
. I have no special presidential candidate for 2023, only national agenda – Former president
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, visited former head of state, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and former military president, Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) in Minna, Niger State capital.
But details of his separate closed door meetings with the two former military rulers have yet to be revealed.
But Obasanjo told newsmen that he was in Minna to meet with Abubakar who has been indisposed.
The former president reportedly arrived at Abdulsalami’s residence at about 12.30pm.
At the end of the meeting, Obasanjo was quoted as saying he would unveil his agenda for the 2023 elections “soon”.
The former president, however, stressed that he had no preferred candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
He said, “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 is very special and I am still strong to visit those who are special to me.”
Obasanjo, after leaving Abdulsalami’s house, was said to have proceeded to the hilltop mansion of ex-military president, Gen Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), where he had another closed door session with the many referred to in his hey day as Nigeria’s military ruler as Maradona and “Evil genius.”
Lately, Obasanjo has held meetings with the presidential candidates of different political parties.
On Wednesday, last week, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, met him at his Abeokuta, Ogun State, residence.
But Obasanjo later clarified that his meeting with the APC candidate was “more brotherly than political,” warning Tinubu’s supporters to be cautious of their utterances about his meeting with the ruling party’s presidential flagbearer.
A week later, Obasanjo; presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, met in London, United Kingdom.
The media have been awash with reports that Obasanjo is backing Obi’s bid for the 2023 presidency.
But the former president has also made efforts to debunk this claim, saying he has no preferred presidential candidate for 2023, but only interested in a national agenda for next year’s polls.