- Supporters of Peter Obi, a former Anambra state governor have purchased a presidential form for him
- Obi, 60, had earlier declared his interest to contest for the presidency under the Peoples Democratic Party
- A banker turned politician, Obi contested alongside Atiku Abubakar as the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections
FCT, Abuja - A coalition of groups under the auspices of Like Minds for Peter Obi, on Thursday, March 31 obtained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential expression of interest and nominations form for former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi.
Speaking to journalists after obtaining the forms at Wadata Plaza, the PDP national secretariat, Leader of Like Minds for Peter Obi, Ekene Nwakuche, revealed that the decision to obtain forms for Obi was borne out of sheer concern for the nation’s dismal trajectory.
According to him, a Peter Obi presidency would, among other things, minimise the cost of governance, freeing up revenue for widescale development.
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“We don’t belong to any political party. We’re just a group of young Nigerian professionals that feel that the country is not going in the right direction and we need someone, a seasoned technocrat that can steer the affairs of the country in the right direction, and cut down the cost of governance.
“We believe that if we cut down the cost of governance, the country would move in the right direction. So we want the country to move forward. We think Peter Obi can steer it forward and we believe in him because we’ve seen what he did in Anambra when he was a governor.
“We’re not in this thing because of any gain. We’re doing it because of our children to come. Because if we don’t get it right this time around, this 2023, I don’t know where we’ll be.
“If you’re from Nigeria, be it from the north, south, east, west and you know, you want a better Nigeria, I don’t think there’s any other person that you’ll support than Peter Obi.”
2023: We saved N2 billion to sponsor Amaechi’s presidential campaign, says APC group
In a related development, a group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as Bridge Builders Initiative For Green Nigeria (BBIGN), has announced that its members have saved N2 billion to sponsor the presidential campaign of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in 2023.
The group also issued a 21-day ultimatum to the minister of transportation to declare his interest in the 2023 presidential election.
The pro-APC group further instituted a competition among Nigerians, saying anyone who successfully convinces Amaechi to join the presidential race will get a reward of N10 million.
2023: Goodluck Jonathan, beacon of hope for consolidation of democracy - Group
Meanwhile, the Southern Network for Good Governance, a political pressure group, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan remains the beacon of hope for the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria as the 2023 general elections approach.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, March 8, the national coordinator of the group, Emmanuel Chukwuemeka, said during his tenure, former President Jonathan displayed a rare quality of mobilizing all sections of the country to pursue a common course for development.
He further said during the Jonathan presidency, he was able to mobilize Nigerians from all walks of life towards the realisation of the transformation agenda.