- Peter Obi has expressed optimism that PDP would surely present the best person to rescue Nigeria from its present unfortunate situation
- The residential aspirant disclosed this after receiving his 2023 PDP presidential nomination/expression of interest form
- The former governor on Friday, April 1, said he should be considered on the consensus option because he has the criteria
Onitsha - Ahead of the 2023 elections, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Peter Obi says he is likely to emerge as the party’s consensus candidate.
The former Anambra state governor maintained the possibility because he has the criteria as one of the world economy and social-political leaders to address Nigeria's present harsh conditions.
Speaking further to journalists, Obi said he should be considered because, since the return of democracy in Nigeria, only late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, from the Igbo extraction has contested the party presidential primaries and lost, Nigerian Tribune added.
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He also appealed to the national leadership of the party, his co-aspirants and other concerned PDP supporters to consider him for the party's ticket for the sake of equity and fairness.
The presidential hopeful said:
“You never can tell, I might be the consensus candidate they are advocating for. We have been talking with each other and I believe that in the end, we will find out who is the best person for the job."
2023: Young professionals buy PDP presidential form for Peter Obi
Recall that a coalition of groups under the auspices of Like Minds for Peter Obi, on Thursday, March 31, obtained the PDP presidential expression of interest and nominations form for 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.
Doyin Okupe withdraws from 2023 presidential pace, backs Peter Obi
In a related development, Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former presidential spokesman and chieftain of the PDP has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race.
Okupe was one of the aspirants who had earlier indicated an interest in the presidency on the platform of the PDP.
Okupe said he and his supporters would be supporting the candidacy of former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, to fly the PDP ticket in next year’s election.