Akin Osuntokun, former aide of ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo and Labour Party faithful, says Chief Obasanjo is solidly behind LP’s presidential candidate Peter Obi in the 2023 general elections.
Osuntokun coordinates Obi’s campaign in South West. He stated this Friday when he featured on Arise TV.
According to him, “There must be power rotation to the South; specifically to the South East. It’s a matter of conscience.
“It will be wrong for another northerner to succeed President Buhari. I think there is something quite objectionable about that. The APC suffered a similar ailment with the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“In terms of taking Nigeria forward, there is no way the tickets of both the APC and PDP come near to that of the Labour Party.
“I’m not going to commit Obasanjo, but without prejudice to other people, whoever adopts a certain position on Nigeria unity knows that the two other candidates are antithetical.
“There is no way anybody can seriously talk about Nigerian unity and integration and see any value in PDP and APC. They contradict that aspiration.
“I know Obasanjo’s position on Nigeria. He is likely going to have preference or sympathy for that party whose ticket is consistent with that aspiration of national unity.
“If you also look at what he has been saying, we can also see consistency from that behaviour to supporting somebody like Obi.”