The presidential flagbearer of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, has revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo told him to work with Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for the February 25 presidential election.
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At a news conference on Friday in Abuja, Kachikwu claimed he turned down Obasanjo’s request.
He said this while denying endorsing Obi for this month’s presidential election, adding that the former Anambra governor is not different from the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu.
Kachikwu said, “I’m not out of the race, I am running this race to the end and if anyone expects that they would hear me before the  elections say that I, as a candidate, am endorsing, I am aligning, or I am pushing for another candidate, that persons are making a solid mistake.
“I believe there’s no difference between Labour candidate Peter Obi because he represents no difference from either Bola Tinubu or Atiku Abubakar.”
He continued, “Several months ago, in the aftermath of my emergence as the Presidential Candidate of the party, President Olusegun Obasanjo sent for me.
“In that meeting, what he said to me was that having listened to my speech at the party primaries, he now believed that there are two candidates in the race that he should watch for.
“And that he would like me to look at how I and the Labour candidate can work together or rub our races and at the appropriate time, we would see what happens, but my response then still remains my response now.”
The 2023 presidential election is less than ten days as of Saturday, the 18th day of February.
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