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PDP believes Obasanjo’s endorsement of Obi will amount to nothing

The PDP says Obasanjo has the right to endorse any candidate of his choice but the endorsement of the people is more important.

Ex President, Olusegun Obasanjo openly endorsed Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party on Sunday, January 1, 2023 (Vanguard)
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Ologunagba said the PDP would not be disturbed by Obasanjo’s endorsement because it’ll amount to nothing.

“As a party, we are not in any way disturbed by the endorsement because we know it will amount to nothing”, he said.

Ologunagba said this in a telephone conversation with The Punch hours after the ex-president called on Nigerians to vote for the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

The PDP spokesperson said Obasanjo has the right to endorse any candidate of his choice but the endorsement of the people is more important.

“What is important is the endorsement of the Nigerian people. The endorsement of an individual no matter how highly placed does not translate to victory at the polls.

“As a former President, Chief Obasanjo has the right to endorse any candidate of his choice but we are very excited with the outpouring of support coming in for our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, he said.

Highlighting the issues confronting the country, Ologunagba further said Nigerians need Atiku to address the challenges.

“The issues on the ballot are comatose economy, insecurity, hardship and despair in the land. The nation requires a steady hand, a man of experience and vision to address these challenges. What the country needs today are not men sharing their experiences at the state level. While we agree that these other candidates boast of experiences as governors in the past, none of them come close to what Atiku has.

“Our candidate was chairman of the National Economic Council that midwifed several initiatives and reforms that culminated in the reduction of the unemployment rate to seven per cent, banking sector consolidation, the revamp of the telecom sector that has today given millions of Nigerians opportunity to own mobile telephones”, he said.

He added that Atiku is an investor in education, who has contributed to the development of other sectors.

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