The spokesperson for the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Marketing campaign Council, Daniel Bwala, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the Labor Celebration presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as a method to obtain his third time period by proxy, which he failed to attain when he (Obasanjo) was President.
The previous president continued to stir controversy amongst Nigerians following the New Yr letter he wrote to Nigerian youths searching for their votes for the Labor Celebration presidential candidate, Obi, within the 2023 presidential election.
The PDP marketing campaign spokesperson, who wrote from London in a report titled ‘Obasanjo: In Search of an Not possible Third Time period’, shared with The PUNCH on Monday he mentioned “somebody could have to remind him (Obasanjo) that Nigeria has certainly progressed from its days of imposition, manipulation and intimidation to standard participation of the folks in authorities and the affairs of their nation.
“The 2023 elections are the folks’s elections, not large personalities. Nothing in his tenure from 1999 to 2007 provides him the heavenly authority to dictate our future or the result of elections but to be held.”
The spokesman additional mentioned that Obasanjo “ought to have humbled himself and accompanied Peter Obi to rallies to check his personal reputation; that is what standard folks do. He ought to go to the city halls with Peter Obi, marketing campaign and compete for votes to indicate that he believes within the democratic electoral course of.
“We don’t vote on the specter of a letter. When was the final time we noticed him visiting the victims of a pure catastrophe? Or to play the position of the daddy of the nation for which he so passionately claims?
“Nigerians would determine, and they might achieve this, not on the idea of a letter from a person searching for a 3rd time period by proxy, however on the idea of their very own evaluation of which of the candidates introduced the case, their opinion justifying their votes.
“The letter will not be new, its content material isn’t a surprise, however his legacy appears to bear out his declare within the letter. Baba OBJ Nigeria has moved on please let our democracy develop and respect the need and needs of the Nigerian folks.”