In a statement via his Facebook page on Monday, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, described the endorsement of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an “endorsement of failure.”
Recall that in his New Year’s speech on Sunday, Obasanjo endorsed Obi for the 2023 presidential elections.
An endorsement that had stirred up various reactions, both positive and negative across rival political camps, and social media, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had described it as a ‘worthless’ political move.
The ruling party further stated that it would not have an impact on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s aspiration to run for president.
Sowore described Obasanjo as an overrated Nigerian ruler who “fetishised the ruination of Nigeria.”
He said rather than an Obasanjo’s endorsement, he would rather be satisfied by ‘the people’s endorsement.’
“Obasanjo’s repeated endorsement of @Peter Obi shows once again that the overrated three-time Nigerian ruler fetishises the ruination of Nigeria.”
“Failure endorsing Failure. For us, we crave and are satisfied with the endorsements of the people,” the AAC standard bearer said.