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The former running mate of ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 general election, Peter Obi has officially joined the race to contest the 2023 presidential election, Daily Trust reports.
He made his declaration on Thursday, March 24 in Anambra at the state government conference hall in Akwa.
Legit.ng gathered that Obi who was present at the declaration of his former boss Atiku Abubakar in Abuja yesterday declared his ambition before the state monarchs.
“I am talking to the traditional rulers because if somebody begins any journey he must first tell his fathers.
“I am telling you as my fathers that I am coming out to contest the position of the president of Nigeria.
“You know me and you know how Nigeria is today. In 2019, I went with Atiku as the vice-presidential candidate but today I want to come out on my own."
2023: Peter Obi issues pre-manifesto as he declares ambition
He however noted that his appearance in front of the monarchs was to seek their blessings, support, and prayers as he embarks on the quest for the number one administrative seat in Nigeria.
He also noted that he is an advocate of oneness and unity of the country and he feels the country needs someone like him the stir the ship of administration to glory
“If I am voted as the president, I will secure Nigeria, create jobs for the teaming youths of the country, and pull Nigeria out of poverty.
“Everything I have done regarding resources, I have managed them proudly.
“I want to move this country forward. I’m a Nigerian, I believe in one united Nigeria, I want it secure."
He said his quest for the presidency is to serve and not for the sake of prestige or position.
Obi stated in confidence that he believes in his abilities and capacity to lead Nigeria to glory.
2023: Atiku officially joins presidential race
Recall that Legit.ng reported that former vice president Atiku Abubakar made a formal declaration of his intention to run for presidency in 2023.
Atiku made this declaration at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja in front of a multitude of people.
The Adamawa-born politicians will be looking to forget the agony of his 2019 loss to the current president, Muhammadu Buhari.
2023: Sambo, Babangida, Fintiri, Dino Melaye, others storm Abuja for Atiku declaration
Meanwhile, the declaration ceremony was filled with the presence of some political giant who came to drum support for the ex-vice president.
Among the dignitaries at the declaration were former Vice President Muhammad Namadi Sambo; Adamawa state Governor Umaru Fintiri; Former Niger state Governor, Babangida Aliyu’ Chief Tom Ikimi among others.
Other associates present at the ceremony which is still ongoing are Senator Dino Melaye, Ambassador Roland Omowa and Josephine Anenih.