My 2023 Presidential Ambition: Peter Obi Finally Reveals His Position

My 2023 Presidential Ambition: Peter Obi Finally Reveals His Position

  • Peter Obi, a former vice presidential aspirant, has revealed the only reason why he would contest for the presidency in 2023
  • The former Anambra state governor said he would submit himself for election if the opposition PDP zones the presidency to the southern part of the country
  • Going further, he said that no matter the situation or decision made by PDP, he will let Nigerians hear from him

Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has finally declared his intention concerning the 2023 presidency.

According to him, he will run for the post of Nigeria’s president in 2023 if his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, zones its ticket to the southern region of the country.

Obi who was the running mate of former VP Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, made this known in a tweet on Tuesday, February 1.

Peter Obi has revealed his position on 2023 presidency.
Peter Obi says he will run for the post of Nigeria’s President in 2023 if PDP zones its ticket to the Southern region of the country. Photo: Peter Obi
Source: Facebook

He wrote:

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“Yes, I will step into the field to contest for the opportunity to serve this great country as President if my party, the @OfficialPDPNig, zones the ticket to the south. But if it is thrown open, Nigerians will also hear from me.”

Recall that several presidential hopefuls have emerged from the southern region in the last few days including All Progressives Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu; media personality, Dele Momodu; former secretary to the government of the federation, Pius Anyim; Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi; ex-governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha; former governor of Abia state and majority whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu; former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, among others.

Igbo leaders endorse a candidate for president also reported that Moses Ayom's ambition to be Nigeria's next president is getting a lot of support in the southeast and south-south region of the country.

Igbo leaders and traditional rulers in the region have also declared their support for the ambition of the astute entrepreneur.

Groups loyal to Ayom have continued their advocacy across the nation ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Hope for Igbo presidency as top southeast politician joins presidential race

Sam Ohuabunwa on Thursday, September 9, 2021, declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.

The former chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), said his decision is based on convictions of what he can offer Nigeria.

Ohuabunwa's declaration is coming amid calls that the next president should be from the southeastern part of the country.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo begs northern counterparts for support

In another development, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo have taken steps to advocate for support from northern leaders on the quest for an Igbo president in the 2023 presidential election.

The apex socio-political Igbo group in a meeting with the national president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima, said the Igbos believe in dialogue, lobbying and negotiation to actualise their ambition.

Led by the secretary-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo presidential quest team said dialogue is needed for the southeast region to achieve its ambition to produce the next president.


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