Reactions have continued to trail the letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the youth urging them to vote for the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi in the February election.
In one of the reactions, a spokesman Atiku/Okowa Presidential campaign, Dr Daniel Bwala said the letter by the former President was an evidence that he is seeking for a third term in office by proxy.
His statement titled ‘OBASANJO; IN SEARCH OF AN IMPOSSIBLE THIRD TERM’ released in London, Sunday said, “One fact is clear, Nigerians would decide, and this they would do, not on the basis of a letter by a man seeking a third term by proxy, but by their own assessment of who amongst the candidates presents the case they believe warrant their votes.
“Someone may need to remind him that Nigeria has actually made progress from his days of imposition, manipulation and intimidation, to a popular participation of people in government and affairs of their country. The 2023 election is the election of the people and not of the big personalities.
“There is nothing about his administration of 1999-2007 that gives him the celestial powers to dictate our future or the outcome of an election yet to be conducted. He should have humbled himself and followed peter Obi to rallies to test his own popularity; that’s what popular people do. He should move with Peter Obi to town halls, campaigns and canvass for votes for him to show he believes in democratic process of election. We do not vote based upon a threat from a letter. When was the last time we saw him visiting victims of natural disaster? Or playing the role needed of a father of the nation that he so passionately claims?
“The letter is not new, the content are not surprising, but it seems his legacy betrays his assertion in the letter. Baba OBJ Nigeria has moved on, please allow our democracy to grow and respect thei will and wishes of the Nigerian people.”