- The battle gets interesting by the day and the game gets tougher for the race to Aso Rock in the 2023 general election
- In fact, APC flagbearer Bola Tinubu would have to contend with not only Labour Party's candidate Peter Obi but his supporters, who are ready for a showdown with anyone who downplays his candidacy
- Interestingly, Obi will have to compete tightly with the Jagaban of Lagos in a game that many have described can be won by the 'strong-hearted'
Peter Obi has slammed his counterpart, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, noting that with the present condition of Nigeria, the 2023 election should not be based on ethnic or personal greed for power, as shown in the catch-phrase ‘Emi L’okan (it is my turn).’
Tinubu had, days before his party’s presidential primary, told an audience at Abeokuta in Ogun state that it was his turn to become the president of Nigeria.
Obi speaks on the candidacy of Tinubu and his plans for Nigeria
The Labour Party's standard-bearer, on Wednesday, July 6, lamented the current economic situation of Nigeria that has brought untold hardship to the people, DailyTimesNGR reported.
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“I don’t want people to vote for me because I am from the South-South or South-East. I want them to vote based on competence. Nigeria has problem, because people are jobless and we need to lift the country out of poverty. It is economic problem and I have the capacity to lift the country out of its current quagmire. It is the turn of Nigerians, not one greedy politician.”
The former Anambra state governor maintained that he is ready to change the narrative if elected president in 2023.
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The former governor of Anambra also disclosed that he rejected the offer of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to be his running mate because he is capable of being the head.
It was reported that Obi spoke on Wednesday, July 6, while featuring on Arise TV's morning show.
3 reasons why Peter Obi has an edge over Tinubu, Atiku, other candidates ahead of 2023
According to Legit.ng, analysis has shown that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has some potential that gives him an edge over other aspirants.
Some of these potentials included issue-based campaigns, talking to the youths, and good antecedents, which some of his opponents are yet to talk about.
However, despite Obi's moves, some northern political statisticians, including Kwankwaso, have predicted he cannot win the north, a voting bloc in the Nigeria election.