Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared his support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
According to Daily Post, Obasanjo said this in his New Year message made available to newsmen on Sunday.
He asserts that Obi has an advantage over all other candidates in the contest because he has people who can call him to order when necessary.
Obasanjo said, “None of the contestants is a saint but when one compares their character, antecedent, their understanding, knowledge, discipline, and vitality that they can bring to bear and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job, particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as a mentee has an edge.
“Others like all of us have what they can collectively contribute to the new dispensation to liberation, restoration and salvaging of Nigeria.
“One other important point to make about Peter is that he is a needle with thread attached to it from North and South and he may not get lost.
“In other words, he has people who can pull his ears, if and when necessary. He has a young and able running mate with a clean track record of achievement both in public and private life.” he said.