Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has finally formally endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, ahead of the February elections.
Obasanjo made the declaration in a new year message titled “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly Young Nigerians.
Acknowledging that none of the presidential candidates is a saint, he however said when compared in terms of knowledge, discipline and what they can offer, Obi has an edge.
READ ALSO: 2023 Election: Obasanjo ‘Fully Backing’ Peter Obi’s Campaign – Osuntokun
He said, “None of the contestants is a saint but when one compares their character, antecedent, their understanding, knowledge, discipline and vitality that they can bring to bear and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job, particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as a mentee, has an edge.
“Others like all of us have what they can contribute to the new dispensation to liberation, restoration and salvaging of Nigeria collectively. One other important point to make about Peter is that he is a needle with thread attached to it from North and South and he may not get lost.
“In other words, he has people who can pull his ears, if and when necessary. Needless to say that he has a young and able running mate with clean track record of achievement both in public and private life.” The former president said in the letter he personally signed.