BREAKING: “Worthless” – Tinubu reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi

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The Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council has described the endorsement of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, as ‘Worthless’.

The statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, its director of Media and Publicity, called on Nigerians not to take the endorsement ‘serious’.

The statement read; “We read with amusement the endorsement of Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential Candidate by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his New Year message on Sunday.”

“Following calls by journalists from various media houses who asked for our reaction we decided to make this preliminary statement, though we didn’t consider the so-called endorsement to be of any value.”

“We respect the democratic right of former President Obasanjo to support and endorse any candidate of his choice in any election.”

“Except that he made it known formally in his new year message, any discerning political watcher in Nigeria knows that Chief Obasanjo’s preference for Peter Obi is expected. He had earlier stated his position at various public events, the last being at the 70th birthday anniversary of Chief John Nwodo, former President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Enugu.”

“We make bold to say that our party and candidate, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not lose sleep over Obasanjo’s move, as Obasanjo is notorious for always opposing progressive political forces, as he did against MKO Abiola in 1993.”

“The endorsement is actually worthless because the former President does not possess any political goodwill or leverage anywhere in Nigeria to make anyone win a Councillorship election let alone win a Presidential election. He is a political paperweight.”

“He is also not a democrat anyone should be proud to be associated with.”

“We recall that in 2003 and 2007 general elections when he was a sitting President, Obasanjo used all the coercive instruments of State at his disposal to railroad people into elective offices against the will of Nigerians as expressed at the polls. In 2007, he declared the polls a do or die affair after he failed in his bid to amend our constitution to have a third term.”

“From our records, President Obasanjo has not successfully made anyone win election in Nigeria since then.”

“Not even in Ogun State can anyone rely on his support or endorsement to become a governor or Councillor.”

“We pity Peter Gregory Obi as we are confident that Chief Obasanjo can not win his polling unit and ward in Abeokuta for Obi in the coming Presidential election on 25 February, 2023.”

“Chief Obasanjo’s endorsement is not a political currency Mr. Peter Obi can spend anywhere in Nigeria because he is not a political force, even in his part of the country.”

“Chief Obasanjo similarly endorsed Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party candidate in 2019 against President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku was walloped by Buhari with a wide margin in the election.”

“History will repeat itself in February as our candidate Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu will equally beat Obi by a large margin.”

“We take a particular notice of the part of the endorsement statement where Chief Obasanjo said none of the presidential candidates is a Saint.

“We want to state here that Chief Obasanjo is not a good judge of character. He is a man who considers only himself as the all-knowing Saint in Nigeria.”

“Over the years, Chief Obasanjo has also convinced himself that integrity, honesty and all good virtues begin and end with him.”


Joseph Ogunolesays:

January 1, 2023 at 8:27 pm

Baba Obasanjo does not want any president to achieve more than him. Thank God,he has endorsed Peter Obi and not Tinubu. Obasanjo endorsement is synonymous to loosing election



Joseph Uzo Lifesays:

January 2, 2023 at 1:08 am

Each time when you people talk I have to wonder if some of you are really normal on the head or still that long held tribalism attitude which have caged this your nation at a standstill not moving forward or progressing, many of your pple today are begging to eat food, some already are into blood money and yahoo plus because of hardship, you have a very bad product as presidential candidate under APC hard to sell to the Nigeria youths who are now wiser and you are there making mouth without shame. Make B.P no hold you when Peter Obi an Igbo man the people you hate so much win the presidential election



Kunle Owosejesays:

January 1, 2023 at 10:19 pm

We are not surprised as Baba Obasanjo always want to portray himselt as a nationalist and he is also known to antagonise the presidential ambition of his kinsmen. The way he is against Tinubu now was the same way he worked against the interest of Baba Awolowo and Chief M.K.O.Abiola. But fortunately the former President is not the one that would determine who wins the next Presidential election. It is only God who will do that as the Alpha and Omega. Also, it is not smooth talking and banboozing electorates with unverified statistics/ achievements that we need now. We need a courageous, visionary detribalised competent leader with verifiable track record. That person is definitely not Obi


Joseph Uzo Lifesays:

January 2, 2023 at 1:17 am

I hope you won’t have B.P when Peter Obi wins the presidential election?



AWODOYIN Victorsays:

January 2, 2023 at 3:56 am

But he is going to lose.




January 1, 2023 at 11:14 pm

One thing with criticism in Nigerian atmosphere is that whenever ur argument is against the paid stakeholders they go personal and historical. Where are the facts that will enable the electorate to discern and decide



Eleazar Isiborsays:

January 1, 2023 at 11:40 pm

What do we expect from him OBJ before.



Joseph Uzo Lifesays:

January 2, 2023 at 1:26 am

Why does these people who are against Baba OBJ endorsing Peter Gregory Obi think that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a better candidate?, If Nigeria is indeed a sane society people like Bola Ahmed Tinubu with many verifiable allegations on his head and Kashim Shettima should not even be contesting for any elective post not to talk of having a single supporter



bennett anthonysays:

January 2, 2023 at 4:17 am

What is emi lokun. Is Nigeria a private business. Sentiments is what is killing Nigerians. Nigeria is a project and we need one who will always be at the site inspecting it, not one who will be sending people to go and know what is happening. We need a leader that will be speaking to Nigerians when the need arises. God bless Nigeria.



bennett anthonysays:

January 2, 2023 at 4:18 am

What is emi lokun. Is Nigeria a private business. Sentiments is what is killing Nigerians. Nigeria is a project and we need one who will always be at the site inspecting it, not one who will be sending people to go and know what is happening. We need a leader that will be speaking to Nigerians when the need arises. God bless Nigeria.




January 2, 2023 at 5:33 am

Only fools will continue to consider apc to carry on after all this years of suffering and hardship, God cannot allow that in 2023, power must change hand,



Orekoya Olutundesays:

January 2, 2023 at 5:43 am

The will of God shall prevail



Elechi Uche Godpowersays:

January 2, 2023 at 6:28 am

Who is the source of Boko Haram…who are the sponsors of Boko Haram?





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