Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, has brushed down rumors that he will support Peter Obi’s bid for the presidency of the Labour Party (LP).
Speaking at a virtual event organized by Africa Leadership Group, Obasanjo declared that since he doesn’t belong to any political parties, he won’t be a part of any campaign train.
In a message addressing Nigerian youth on their leadership choices, the former president had given Obi his support, which has generated a lot of criticism by Obi’s political opponents.
However, Obasanjo said: “I am not on the campaign train. I have used the benefit of my experience and put things plainly.
“I do not belong to any political party. I will not join any campaign train. I have said what is best for the country.”
The former president also identified bad leadership as the country’s major problem.
“Nigeria is where we are because of leadership.
“We must decisively look for men and women who have the character, attributes, skill and attitude that we need for leadership, that will deliver in this country,” he added.