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    Sunday, 9 December 2018

    I won’t campaign for Atiku, others – Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday urged Nigerians to vote wisely in 2019 general elections , even as he said he would not campaign for any particular candidate .

    Obasanjo spoke in Iwo, Osun State at the 27 th annual Owu National Convention .

    He said Nigerians must vote only leaders that had capacity to drive the growth and development of the country.

    He added that only credible leadership would promote good governance , hence the need for Nigerians to choose wisely in the poll.

    Obasanjo , who spoke in Yoruba said , “

    This is not a political gathering, but we can talk politics a little . Last year , we had this event in Ibadan . This year , we ’ re having it here in Iwo. Next year , we may go to Kwara because we also have Owu people in Kwara.

    “ Another election is near , open your eyes and vote wisely. Vote only the party that won’ t add to your suffering .

    The economy must return to a better state. Look at parties that have governed this country and choose that one that will return Nigeria ’ s economy to a better state .

    “ I am not campaigning for any party or candidate and I won’ t do that . But I urge you to open your eyes and vote wisely. Only credible leadership can guarantee good governance and that is what the country needs now . ”

    In his remarks , Olowu of Kuta , who is the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Owu Obas , Oba Hammed Oyelude , called on Owu people to participate in politics in order to contribute more to the national development .

    He also called on Owu people to support and vote for Owu indigenes contesting for political offices among them.

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