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I don’t have “a special presidential candidate” – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday in Minna has chosen to keep private his political preferences even as he has been the host and in the company of many elite politicians.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after he paid a visit to former Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, in Minna, the elder statesman said that he does not have a special candidate for the upcoming 2023 presidential election.

He said: “I don’t have a special candidate, as far as the 2023 presidential election is concerned.

“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.

“So, I said, ‘well, since I could not see him in London, I will come to see him in Nigeria’. And so, that is what I have come to do.

“He is special in a way and he was indisposed, so I had to come and see him.”

Obasanjo however added that if there was anybody again who is special and indisposed that he has to see, he would go see him.

“I am still strong enough,” he said.

Obasanjo had also visited another former Nigerian leader, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, who he held a closed-door meeting with.

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