The spokesperson for the Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala on Thursday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had earlier tried to lobby his support for the Obi/Datti presidential movement.
Bwala, while featuring on the Arise Television Show programme said he was approached by the former president before he joined the Peoples Democratic Party.
Recall that Obasanjo sparked reactions recently with his endorsement of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Bwala, however, said he turned down Obasanjo’s request because he thought the Labour Party could not defeat his former party, the All Progressives Congress.
“Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president and elder statesman, is someone that I respect very dearly. And I felt that was wrong because if you look at the content of the letter, he did not disclose the fact that he is the one behind the coupling together of the Obi/Datti movement. I know as a person because five months ago, he contacted me and wanted to draft me into the movement but respectfully I did not go, because I did not think that if I left APC because of the same free thinking that I want to ensure APC does not win, I should join a party that I don’t think to have a realistic chance of defeating APC.”