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2023 Election: I can’t be intimidated to stop supporting my preferred candidate – Ex-president, Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said nobody can threaten him to stop supporting the person he chose as his presidential candidate ahead of the elections in 2023.

He stated this on the heels of speculations that he is privately backing the Labour Party, (LP), presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Obasanjo, while speaking at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat in Enugu State, said he has been imprisoned and shed blood for the country, so there’s nothing anybody can use to intimidate him about his choice of a presidential candidate.

The former Nigerian leader paid a visit to the Secretariat in the company of Afenifere’s leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Peter Obi to condole over the death of First Republic Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi.

He also lamented about Nigeria’s problems and talked about how it was more national than ethnic.

According to Obasanjo, the nation was yet to have a leader with the right type of character.

He said: “I have shed my blood for this country. I have gone to prison for this country.

“So, what are you going to frighten or threaten me with? The only thing that my senior brother (Adebanjo) hasn’t done is that he hasn’t shed his blood but he has gone to prison but we will leave that aside.

“The problem we have in our hands in Nigeria is not ethnic. It is national. And for me, the most important thing in a leader is character.

“If I put my hand on someone, it means that comparing with the other, I see that there is a merit that will be of benefit to Nigeria”.