Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, has revealed that he has no candidate for political offices ahead of 2019.
The former President stated that the Coalition he just formed will not present candidates at the next general elections.
Obasanjo explained that his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari was not meant to disrespect the office of the President or embarrass the President, but to articulate his views about the situation in the country, and offer his candid advice.
“In the year 2015, I said I would no longer participate in partisan politics. And I still stand by my decision. Everybody, irrespective of his or her political affiliation, is free to come here for advice; I will gladly do that.
“I have no candidate whatsoever, for any political office. I just believe that things must be done differently in Nigeria to get a different result”, Obasanjo said.
“If you study our transitions since the Colonial era, they have all taken place without taking the people of the grassroots into consideration. So, CNM is about the people at the grassroots. It is a socio-economic movement where youths and women especially, will be given the opportunity to appreciate their interests and power. Unlike before, I believe we must put the horse before the cart”, he added.
“If the system and the platform sync, I believe Nigeria will get there. And like I said, the moment the Coalition gets involved in candidate sponsoring or participates in partisan politics, I will opt out of it”, Obasanjo stated.