- A notable Nigerian human rights activist, Kayode Ajulo, has advised Peter Obi to build connections in the north ahead of the 2023 elections
- Ajulo in an interview on Friday, September 23, called on the former Anambra governor to go beyond the south in his campaigns
- The activist disclosed that he knows of three Nigerian governors of northern extraction who are set to back Obi
This was made known on Friday, September 23, by Kayode Ajulo, a human rights activist, when he spoke with journalists in Abuja, The Cable reports.
Without mentioning the names of the governor, Ajulo said:
“I am aware of three governors from the north who have given indications to support him."
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However, the activist advised Obi to take his consultations beyond the south and use his campaign to forge strong connections across Nigeria, including the northern region.
He predicted that if the former Anambra governor does more than what his supporters are doing via social media, the narrative can be changed for good.
“I will still say Peter Obi is not ready to be president, because he is not ready to cross River Niger and even River Owena.
“Selling himself to the people of northern extraction may change the narrative."
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In another report, Obi was tipped to get a block vote in the northern region of Nigeria, a territory many political pundits had described as not favourable for him.
Dr Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson of the Third Force Coalition for the Labour Party disclosed this during an interview.
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Meanwhile, Oseloka H. Obaze, an aide to Obi had published the former Anambra state governor's university degree.
Obaze on his Twitter page on Wednesday, September 21, shared a copy of Obi's certificate which he obtained at the University of Nsukka (UNN).
According to the document, Obi bagged a Bachelor of Art in Philosophy after completing his course at the Nigeria tertiary institution in 1984.
The certificate was issued on the 15th of December, 1984.