Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday encouraged Nigerians to cast a ballot shrewdly in 2019 general races, even as he said he would not campaign for a specific
candidate ahead of the 2019 election.
He said Nigerians must cast their votes for leaders that had ability to drive the development and advancement of the nation, particularly the economy.
Obasanjo spoke in Iwo, Osun State at the 27th annual Owu National Convention.
He added that only credible leadership would promote good governance, hence the need for Nigerians to choose wisely in the poll.
Obasanjo, who spoke in Yoruba said, “This is not a political gathering, but we can talk politics a little. Last year, we had this event in Ibadan. This year, we’re having it here in Iwo. Next year, we may go to Kwara because we also have Owu people in Kwara.
“Another election is near, open your eyes and vote wisely. Vote only the party that won’t add to your suffering. Economy must return to a better state. Look at parties that have governed this country and choose that one that will return Nigeria’s economy to a better state.
“I am not campaigning for any party or candidate and I won’t do that. But I urge you to open your eyes and vote wisely. Only credible leadership can guarantee good governance and that is what the country needs now.”