Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that he has no preferred candidate among the candidates for the 2023 presidential election.

Obasanjo stated this on Sunday in Minna, Niger state, during a visit to a former head of state, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, saying he has only a national agenda and no preferred candidate.

“I have no special candidate, I have a national agenda,” said the former Nigerian leader.

Obasanjo revealed that he was in Minna to visit Abubakar, who was unable to attend.

He added: “I came to see my brother who was a little unwell. I had planned to visit him when he was still in London but the day I arrived in London was the day he returned home .

“That’s why I decided to come and see him at home. He’s very special, so I had to come.

“If anyone has their period, I’ll visit, and I’m still strong.”

The former president, who met Abubakar behind closed doors, arrived at 12:30 PM and left at 1:13 PM.

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The PUNCH reports that Obasanjo met with Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi last Thursday; and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in London.

The meeting, believed to be part of discussions ahead of the 2023 presidential election, was also attended by Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu; Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; and a former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, among others.

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