The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization, has said the endorsement of Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not the wish of Nigerians.
Spokesperson of the PDP Campain Council, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Sunday said the people do not take Obasanjo’s opinion seriously with regards to Obi being the solution to Nigeria’s problems.
CorrectNG recalls that the former president officially declared his support for the former Anambra state governor in a letter on Sunday morning.
In reaction, Atiku’s campaign said Obi does not have the requisite experience that the PDP candidate possesses above all other candidates.
Ologbondiyan added that Obasanjo does not have the power to influence or redirect Nigerians from their determination to vote for Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the failures of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
The statement reads partly: “In any case, Chief Obasanjo’s opinion cannot sway Nigerians who can easily remember how he endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration, he (Obasanjo) now describes as “stressful years for many Nigerians,” during which our nation “moved from frying pan to fire and from mountain top to the valley.”
“It is, therefore, extremely difficult for Nigerians, particularly the youth demography, to accept Chief Obasanjo’s opinion as the solution to the myriad of challenges facing the nation today because the last candidate he introduced, by his estimation, failed Nigerians.
“Our campaign holds that none of the Presidential candidates has the experience, capacity, tenacity of purpose, presence of mind, and readiness to serve like Atiku Abubakar. Atiku remains the most widely accepted candidate, whose choice is not predicated by sectional, tribal, ethnic or religious sentiments or the endorsement of any individual, high or low, but by the record of ability and performance, authentic vision, honesty, and character; physical and mental capacity; the very indices set by the former President.
“It is instructive to state that every claim by former President Obasanjo on the success of his administration is a reflection of the performance of Atiku Abubakar as his Vice President and Chairman of the National Economic Council during which our nation achieved unprecedented economic growth to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world”.