Kola Ologbondiyan, the organization’s spokesperson, claimed in a statement released in Abuja that Obasanjo’s demand did not represent the viewpoint of the vast majority of Nigerians in the nation.
However, he asserted that even while the former president was free to express his personal opinion, it remained individualistic.
The desire, he continued, could not change Nigerians’ resolve to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s better qualified, seasoned, and well-liked presidential candidate, in order to save and rebuild the country.
Ologbondiyan claimed it was unexpected that Obasanjo had not suggested a candidate with prior experience in national-level governance in light of the grave problems Nigeria was currently experiencing, which called for a proven and true hand.
In any case, Obasanjo’s stance couldn’t influence Nigerians, according to Ologbondiyan, who noted that many still remembered his identical endorsement from the previous election.
Considering the realities of the nation now, he continued, it would be very difficult for Nigerians, especially the youth demographic, to embrace Obasanjo’s viewpoint as the answer to the plethora of problems the country is currently facing.
According to our campaign, Abubakar is the only presidential candidate with Abubakar’s level of experience, aptitude, tenacity of purpose, presence of mind, and desire to serve.
“Abubakar continues to be the most well-liked candidate, whose selection is not influenced by sentiments of a certain sector, tribe, ethnic group, or religion, or by the support of any particular person, high or low.
He continued, “This is based on record of ability and achievement, authentic vision, honesty and integrity, physical and mental aptitude; these are the precise markers set by the prior President.
Every assertion made by Obasanjo regarding the accomplishments of his government, according to Ologbondiyan, is a reflection of how Abubakar performed in his roles as vice president and chairman of the national economic council.
He noted that this was the time frame in which our country had unheard-of economic growth, ranking among the nations with the fastest expanding economies globally.
The previous president is doing himself a disservice by suggesting something arbitrary, so.
“This is despite the fact that it is apparent that if a hand like Abubakar with their common experience is brought to the forefront of government,” the spokesman added, “our nation will be salvaged from its current dismal situation.”
Ologbobdiyan claims that the PDP campaign team is pleading with Nigerians not to let their personal preferences get in the way of voting.
He also counseled the people to be steadfast in their decision to choose Abubakar as Nigeria’s future leader on February 25 in order to preserve the nation.