Peter Obi Declares Interest to Contest for President in 2023


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Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has declared his interest to contest for the 2023 presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Obi, who was running mate to Atiku Abubakar in 2019 presidential election, announced his intention on Thursday when he visited Anambra Traditional rulers.

“My job here is simple, to inform you people as my own fathers that I’ll be aspiring for the post of President of Nigeria,” 

Mr Valentine Obienyem, Mr Obi’s Media Adviser, had on Wednesday disclosed to the media Mr Obi’s ambition to run for the office of  the president in 2023. 

“I can assure you that Obi will soon speak as promised and when he does, Nigerians will be happy with what he will say,” Mr Obienyem said.

Mr Obi’s declaration comes a day after Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar  declared to run for president ahead of 2023 Presidential elections on the same PDP platform. Obi, Abubakar and others who are still warming up would be vying for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.

In February,  Peter Obi announced would be contesting for Nigerias number 1 seat only if his party, Peoples Democratic Party, zones the presidential ticket to the South.

The South-East region is yet to produce Nigerias president since the advent of the fourth republic, intensifying agitations for zoning the position to the region.

Igbo leaders had threatened that South-East would separate from Nigeria, if the two major political parties (APC and PDP) fail to zones their presidential tickets to South-East.

Other Igbo sons who have decleared their intention to run for president in 2023 include former Senate President and Secretary to the Federation Ayim Pius Ayim; Former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha; former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu; Governor of Ebonyi, Dave Umahi.

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