Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi as his preferred candidate for the 2023 general election.

In his 2023 New Year message personally signed by the former president and made available to journalists by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo described Obi as his apprentice and said the former Anambra state governor had an advantage in the elections for the February 25, 2023.

Obasanjo said: “None of the contestants are saints, but when one compares their character, background, understanding, knowledge, discipline and vitality they can bring to the table and the great efforts required to stay focused on work, particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as an apprentice has an advantage.

“Others, like all of us, have what they can collectively contribute to the new dispensation for the deliverance, restoration and salvation of Nigeria.

“Another important point to note about Peter is that he is a needle with threads attached from the north and south and may not get lost.

“In other words, you have people who can pull your ears, if and when you need to. He has a capable young running mate with a clean record of achievement in both public and private life.”

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