- Former Chairman Goodluck Jonathan has given Labor’s standard-bearer Peter Obi a big task.
- Jonathan has urged Peter Obi to continue to do the right thing, saying Nigeria’s next president must unite the entire nation.
- Meanwhile, Obi was in Bayelsa state to seek support from residents in the 2023 presidential election.
Former Chairman Goodluck Jonathan has applauded Labor Party standard-bearer Peter Obi, saying he was the first presidential candidate to lead a delegation to visit him.
The courtesy visit to Jonathan’s home in Yenagoa took place before the Obi rally in Bayelsa state on Friday, December 23.
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While praising Obi for his cultured public statements, the former president urged him to make Nigerian unity his priority if he is elected president, The Punch reported.
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“I want to thank you for being the first presidential candidate to pay me a courtesy call. I want to take this opportunity to encourage you in what you are doing.
“I have been hearing comments from political leaders and sometimes our supporters do more damage on our behalf. And I must congratulate them because their statements so far have not shown any division. Just keep doing the right thing.
“If you win, you will be president of the entire nation, you will not be president of any group of people.”
Peter Obi thanked Jonathan
Acknowledging their warm gesture and hospitality, an emotional Obi vowed to do his best to bring the people together.
Obi also vowed to bring back the country’s glory days when he is elected president in the February 25 presidential election.
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However, contrary to Shola’s advice, Okupe submitted his resignation letter as Obi’s campaign general manager on Tuesday night, December 20.
He announced his resignation in a letter to the LP’s presidential candidate, Obi.
In the letter he posted on his Twitter page, Okupe said it is best not to let his self-interest distract Obi’s campaign and the party’s, hence his decision to resign.
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Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, August 20, had a closed-door meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan in his consultation efforts ahead of the 2023 general election.
Although the details of the meeting were not known to the public, a source in Tinubu’s camp said the meeting was part of his consultation efforts with major political stakeholders as the presidential election approaches.
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The source also revealed that the former president was happy to see Tinubu and the APC leaders.
Joining the APC presidential candidate were his running mate Kashim Shettima, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Beautiful Matawalle from Zamfara and Abubakar Badaru from Jigawa State.