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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi as well as his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed on Sunday held a key meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Eastern Updates reports that former Anambra governor and ex-House of Representatives member are vying for the presidency under the Labour Party (LP).
Obasanjo received the 2023 candidates at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Sunday evening where they held a meeting.
Also present was the Senior Pastor of Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, a social justice activist.
Obi’s ally and a former United Nations official, Oseloka Obaze shared photos of the meeting on social media.
Obaze was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer for the 2017 Anambra governorship election.
The parley is believed to be part of Obi’s consultations ahead of the general elections next year.
Meanwhile, As reactions continue to pour in as it concerns the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fly a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the next Presidential elections, the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church and former presidential aspirant on the party’s platform, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has appealed to Nigerians to prioritise nation-building over ethic or religion sentiment.
Bakare made this call on Sunday in a statement he made available to journalists after the church service in Oregun, Ojota, Lagos, in reaction to the Muslim- Muslim presidential ticket of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima.
The fiery preacher who urged Christian leaders to learn from past mistakes of not participating in politics said the development which had been greeted with vehement opposition, rejections, resignations and resentments by members of the Christian community was not an issue as the aversion to what had been termed a Muslim-Muslim ticket was not unexpected.
He urged the Christian leaders to bring all the candidates and their running mates across the political parties in the country to the negotiation table with an open mind to discuss and agree on a way for nation-building and national development.