The elder statesman made this known in a new year message titled “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly Young Nigerians.”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed his preferred candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

The elder statesman made this known in a new year message titled “My appeal to all Nigerians particularly Young Nigerians.

He noted that none of the presidential candidates is a saint, but when compared in terms of knowledge, discipline and what they can offer, Obi has an edge

“None of the contestants is a saint but when one compares their character, antecedent, understanding, knowledge, discipline, and vitality that they can bring to bear and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job, particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as a mentee has an edge.

“Others like all of us have what they can contribute to the new dispensation to liberation, restoration, and salvaging of Nigeria collectively. One other important point to make about Peter is that he is a needle with thread attached to it from North and South and he may not get lost.

In other words, he has people who can pull his ears, if and when necessary. Needless to say that he has a young and able running mate with a clean track record of achievement both in public and private life,” Obasanjo said in the open letter he personally signed.