However, he said that while the former president was entitled to his personal opinion; Remarkable as it may seem, he remained an individualist.
He added that desire could not redirect Nigerians from their determination to unite with the most experienced, competent and accepted PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to rescue and rebuild the nation.
Ologbondiyan surprisingly said that in the face of the daunting challenges facing Nigeria, which required a tried and tested hand, Obasanjo was not suggesting a candidate with experience in government at the national level.
Ologbondiyan said that, in any case, Obasanjo’s opinion could not sway Nigerians, remembering that he made a similar endorsement in the last election.
He added that it would be extremely difficult for Nigerians, particularly the youth demographic, to accept Obasanjo’s opinion as the solution to the myriad of challenges facing the nation today knowing the reality of the country today.
“Our campaign contends that none of the presidential candidates have the experience, ability, tenacity of purpose, presence of mind and willingness to serve like Abubakar.
“Abubakar remains the most widely accepted candidate, whose election is not based on sectional, tribal, ethnic or religious sentiments or the endorsement of any individual, high or low.
“This is based on a track record of ability and performance, authentic vision, honesty and character; physical and mental capacity; the same indices set by the former president”, He explained.
Ologbondiyan said it was instructive to say that every claim by Obasanjo about the success of his administration is a reflection of Abubakar’s performance as his vice president and chairman of the National Economic Council.
This, he described as the period during which our nation achieved unprecedented economic growth to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
“Therefore, it is a disservice to the former president to make subjective suggestions.
“This is even when it is clear that if a hand like Abubakar with their shared experience is put at the helm of governance, our nation will be rescued from this current sullen state.” the spokesperson stated.
Ologbobdiyan said the PDP campaign team therefore urges Nigerians not to be distracted by subjective opinions.
He also advised the electorate to stay focused on the resolve to save the nation by electing Abubakar as the next president of Nigeria on February 25.