The spokesperson for the Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala has stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is behind the Obi/Datti presidential movement.
He stated this on Thursday while featuring on the Arise Television Morning Show programme.
He also claimed that Obasanjo tried to draft him to supporting the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
“Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president and elder statesman, is someone that I respect very dearly. And I felt that was wrong because if you look at the content of the letter, he did not disclose the fact that he is the one behind the coupling together of the Obi/Datti movement. I know as a person because five months ago, he contacted me and wanted to draft me into the movement but respectfully I did not go, because I did not think that if I left APC because of the same free thinking that I want to ensure APC does not win, I should join a party that I don’t think to have a realistic chance of defeating APC.”
It would be recalled that Obasanjo had, in a New Year message to Nigerians, endorsed Obi ahead of other presidential candidates for the 2023 election.
“None of the contestants is a saint, but when one compares their character, antecedent, 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,” Obasanjo had said.