Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that Labour Party candidate Peter Obi deserves the votes of all patriotic Nigerians, claiming that only unpatriotic Nigerians will vote for his opponents.
While urging Nigerians to vote Obi, Obasanjo stated that this is due to his good character, which his fellow competitors lack.
Obasanjo spoke at an interactive session organized by the Experiential Leadership in Africa (TEL-Africa) in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, on Thursday.
Speaking on why he declared his support for Obi against Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obasanjo said “I will be punished by God if I know what is right and I did not put it where it should be.”
He clarified that he mentioned in his letter that Obi has an edge, taking everything together; stating that “I take character, I take track record, I take vision and I take what you see in this man as a child of God.”
He remembered saying in his New Year’s open letter to the kids that he knows the big contenders a little bit and can say a little bit about them as their mentor.
“Why should you as a Nigerian vote for somebody with the character, the reputation, the life of which you do not want your own children to be?” Obasanjo asked, stressing that “it is either you are wicked, you are unpatriotic or you are really, really a bad citizen of this country and then if this is who you are, what do you want God to do with you, and that is the way I see it.”
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