2023: Nobody can threaten me over my choice of preferred candidate – Obasanjo

Our reporter| Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that nobody can threaten him over his choice of a presidential candidate.

The elder statesman, who made the assertion when he visited the Enugu secretariat of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, stated that he had shed blood and gone to prison; hence nobody could threaten him about his choice of a presidential candidate.

Obasanjo had visited the Secretariat in the company of Afenifere’s leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Obi to pay condolence over the death of First Republic Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi.

“I have shed my blood for this country. I have gone to prison for this country, Obasanjo said.

“So, what are you going to frighten or threaten me with? The only thing that my senior brother (Adebanjo) hasn’t done is that he hasn’t shed his blood but he has gone to prison but we will leave that aside.”

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The former president, who lamented that Nigeria was yet to have a leader with the right type of character, noted that Nigeria’s problem was more national than ethnic.

“The problem we have in our hands in Nigeria is not ethnic. It is national. And for me, the most important thing in a leader is character.

“If I put my hand on someone, it means that comparing with the other, I see that there is a merit that will be of benefit to Nigeria,” he said.

The former president is believed to be one of the core supporters of Peter Obi, the former Anambra state governor, and presidential candidate of the Labour party in the 2023 presidential election.

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