The Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party have termed the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi, by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, as “subjective support” and his personal wish.
The Nation reported that the council’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement in Abuja, that Obasanjo’s wish did not reflect the opinion of majority of Nigerians across the country, even though, he respected the elder state’s man opinion, as he is entitled to.
He added that Obasanjo’s opinion could not redirect Nigerians from their determination to rally with the more experienced, more proficient and more accepted presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
He said, “Our campaign holds that none of the Presidential candidates has the experience, capacity, tenacity of purpose, presence of mind and readiness to serve like Abubakar.
“Abubakar remains the most widely accepted candidate, whose choice is not predicated by sectional, tribal, ethnic or religious sentiments or the endorsement of any individual, high or low.
“This is predicated by record of ability and performance, authentic vision, honesty and character; physical and mental capacity; the very indices set by the former President.
“It therefore amounts to a disservice for the former president to make subjective suggestion.
“This is even when it is clear that if a hand like Abubakar with their shared experience is brought to the forefront of governance, our nation will be rescued from this current sullen state.”
The PDP campaign team, therefore, urged Nigerians not to be distracted by Obasanjo’s subjective opinion.
He also advised the electorate to remain focused on the resolve to salvage the nation by electing Abubakar as the next president of Nigeria come February 25 polls.