The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths have said the endorsement of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is personal, saying he cannot dictate to them who to vote for in the 2023 general elections.
The national director-general of the APC Professionals Council, Hon. Seyi Bamigbade, said Nigeria’s democracy has gone beyond a stage where one person single-handedly determines who becomes the leader, saying the former president cannot play god.
While reacting to the endorsement of Obi by Obasanjo, he said it would not affect the margin of the victory of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , who he declared would secure a landslide victory at the polls next month.
“As young people, you should not be distracted by the antics of a former president who merely exercises his political rights.
You know in whose hand your future is better protected and secured, you know the candidate who from his days as governor in Lagos has made the development and welfare of young people a top agenda.
“You should not fall for that distraction, do not be misled by the attitude which falls far below that of a statesman, rather let your eye be on the ball, towards taking a strategic action targeted at securing your future, ” he said.