Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he won’t join the campaign train of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Naija News reports that the former president had received commendations and condemnations after backing Peter Obi’s presidential bid in his New Year message to Nigerians, entitled: “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly young Nigerians.”
Speaking on Thursday at a virtual engagement organised by Africa Leadership Group with theme: “Leadership and nation-building,” Obasanjo stated that he has done his part by openly revealing his candidate.
While stating he had no regrets about leading Nigeria, he outlined that character, attributes, attitude, skills, and most importantly, fear of God are needed for leadership.
“Nigeria is where we are because of leadership.
“We must decisively look for men and women who have the character, attributes, skill and attitude that we need for leadership, that will deliver in this country,” he said.
Obasanjo noted that he has done his best by making his endorsement public, adding that he is not a member of any political party.
“I am not in campaign train. I’ve used benefit of my experience and I’ve put plainly.
I do not belong to any political party. I will not join any campaign train. I’ve said what is best for the country,” Obasanjo said.