Former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says he has no preferred candidate for the 2022 presidential election, however, a national agenda for the country.
Obasanjo made the statement when he visited former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar at the Uphill in Minna, Niger State on Sunday.
“I don’t have a special candidate,” he said. “I have a national agenda”.
Continuing, he said: “I have come to see my brother who was a bit indisposed and when he was abroad I had wanted to visit him, and the day I arrived in London to visit him was the day he left.”
The statesmen earlier had a closed-door meeting which lasted for about 30 minutes.
Sunday’s event is the most recent in a series of latest meetings Obasanjo has had with prominent personalities and politicians.
Earlier in the month, Obasanjo hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu at his Abeokuta, Ogun State home, a meeting he said as “more brotherly than political”.
Days after, he met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi in London, UK. Details of the meeting were not revealed yet reports suggest that conversations at the event were centered on next year’s poll.
Following the meeting, Governor Wike repeated Obasanjo’s remark, saying his consultations – including a meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer Atiku Abubakar – are in Nigeria’s interest.
“What we are talking about is for the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. It is not a parochial thing – being centered on a person or group of persons,” the governor said Friday at the VIP Lounge of the Port Harcourt International Airport following his arrival in the country.
“We believe that what is going on will be in the interest of Nigerians at the end of the day. Consultation is still ongoing. Nothing we have said now has been concretized. Discussions are going on.”