Presidency 2023: Keyamo, Melaye, others react to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi – NewsNaija.com.ng


Extra reactions adopted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s assist for the Labor Celebration (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.

The spokesman for the presidential marketing campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Minister of State, Works and Employment, Festus Keyamio (SAN), stated Obasanjo has the proper to assist Obi.

Keyamo stated the approval meant Obasanjo didn’t assume his former deputy and Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar deserved to be president.

He believes the election of the previous president doesn’t have an effect on the APC presidential normal bearer Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He tweeted: “Completely inside OBJ’s proper to assist anybody however unhealthy for PDP in two methods:

“Atiku’s former boss thinks he doesn’t need to be president this time.

“The little assist that OBJ gave to PDP in 2019 and so they failed; he took it to LP. No impact on @officialABAT.”

The Marketing campaign Council’s Director of Public Relations, Dino Melaye, himself disagreed with Obasanjo’s invocation of age as a cause for choosing Obi.

He argued that if America, essentially the most civilized democracy on the planet, can elect 70-year-old Joe Biden as president, then age does not matter.

Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai additionally criticized Obasanjo for supporting Obi, who he predicted would come third.

He concluded: “Obasanjo’s assist is insignificant.

“The 2023 contest is a race between two main contenders, and even the hole between the main contenders is so huge that nobody goes to waste their vote on a competitor who is way behind the large two.”

A member of the APC, Adamu Garba, claimed that Obasanjo was envious of his occasion’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He wrote on Twitter: “Envy is a large illness. I respect and proceed to respect Basic Olusegun Obasanjo.

“Nonetheless, I counsel him to recover from his envy of Tinubu at this stage of his life.

“Obasanjo desperately envies the rise and shine of Bola Ahmed Tinubu; his loss on this one is certain to come back.”

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