Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, may support Peter Obi’s bid for the presidency in 2023, according to Labour Party South West Leader Akin Osuntokun on Friday.
In an interview with Arise TV on Friday, the former President’s political advisor made this statement.
When asked if Obasanjo is backing Obi, Osuntokun responded, “I believe so.”
Prior to the 2023 election, he compared the previous governor of Anambra State’s support base to the one that helped former US President Barack Obama win.
Osuntokun speaking on why he left the Peoples Democratic Party for Labour Party said, “Where I am (Labour Party) is consistent with the position I have taken in the past two years. Logically I am being consistent with my position.”
In order for Nigeria to advance, he urged citizens to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) and PDP in the upcoming election.
Osuntokun went on to say that the aim of the PDP and APC in Nigeria right now is harmful to the expansion and advancement of the nation.
Nigeria needs to move away from a subpar and destructive agenda, in Osuntokun’s opinion.
The LP chieftain added that the 2023 election would be a fierce battle against the corrupt status quo and Nigeria’s foes.
He said, “The kind of politics in Nigeria is disastrous. The political structure is criminal. It’s ambiguous that people clamouring for change are the ones labelling those ready to work for such change. APC and PDP are known for crass insensitivity. They are coming with similar baggage that has matured in our fraudulent political system.
“In terms of evaluation from what is good and moving Nigeria forward, you cannot proceed from the platforms of APC and PDP. These parties aren’t consistent with what Nigerians need. So it’s only right to move away from the rotten status quo in the interest of the country.”
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