Some retired army generals and a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, are rumored to have urged for a power transfer to the south in the general elections of 2023.
According to another report, Obasanjo and the former generals are planning to back any of Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank; Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate in the 2019 election; and Kingsley Mohgalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to win the upcoming election.
According to a close associate of Obasanjo who talked with Newsmen, the former president and the generals have no plans to endorse Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President.
The source added that the former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has been favoured to emerge as vice president.
“He (Obasanjo) supports power shift to the South. The people he has indicated an interest in general and not specifically are Akinwumi Adesina, Peter Obi and Kingsley Moghalu.
”Then in the North, he likes Attahiru Jega (former INEC chairman) to be the running mate. He is not supporting Atiku at all. He supports power-shift,” the source said.
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