I am not in Campaign Train – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he would not join the campaign train of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as he has done his best by endorsing him.

He spoke on Thursday at a virtual engagement organised by Africa Leadership Group.

Recall that Obasanjo had in his New Year message to Nigerians, titled “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly young Nigerians,” thrown his weight behind Obi.

Obasanjo said, “I am not in campaign train. I’ve used the benefit of my experience and I’ve put it 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.”

Speaking on what to look out for in the next president, Obasanjo said, “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.”

The ex-president, however, denied rumours that he desired to serve a third term as president of the nation. He however said he could have got a third term in office if he wanted, as he is “audacious enough” to get it.

Obasanjo said, “I never asked for a third term. If I wanted a third term, I would have got it. I am audacious enough to know how to get it.”

Speaking further, Obasanjo called for an amendment of the Constitution, noting that no constitution was perfect.

He said, “Some people blame the constitution for everything in Nigeria. Of course, our constitution is not perfect, and no constitution is sacrosanct and it can be amended.”

The former President added that devolution of power should be included in the amendment.

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