2023: Nigerians not ready for Peter Obi Presidency – Babangida Aliyu | Dailytrust

2023: Nigerians not ready for Peter Obi Presidency – Babangida Aliyu

Nigerians are not ready to elect the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as President in 2023, a former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has said.

Speaking on a Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, Aliyu said though Obi is liked by the youths, his chances in 2023 are not bright.

He noted that many people in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been rooting for the former Anambra State governor to be Atiku Abubakar’s running mate next year.

He said, “Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of my former Governors forum. A very excellent person. His candidature, in terms of the Presidency, – I think he will make some name now. But he may be able to make it only in 2027, 2031. But 2023? Too early.

“Even though the young people might go for him, the name is not dropping everywhere else. I doubt if Nigerians are ready for him now as a presidential person.

“I would have loved him as a Vice President. Many of us were rooting for him to be Vice President to Atiku again.”

Obi became the presidential candidate of the LP after defecting from the PDP some days to the party’s presidential primary.

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