Ex-governor Aliyu excludes Peter Obi from 2023 presidential race and tips him for 2027

Former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu on Monday questioned the chances of Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi in the 2023 elections.

Babangida, who appeared on Channels TV’s Political Paradigm, said Nigerians may not be ready to elect Obi as the country’s president next year.

He noted that many people from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had argued that former Anambra State would be Atiku Abubakar’s running mate next year.

Babangida said, “Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of the Nigeria Governors Forum.

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“A very excellent person. His candidacy, in terms of the presidency, – I think he’s going to make a name for himself now. But he may only be able to get there in 2027, 2031. But 2023? Too early.

“Even if young people can choose it, the name does not fall anywhere else. I doubt Nigerians are ready for him now as a presidential candidate.

“I would have liked him as vice president. Many of us wanted him to be vice president of Atiku again.

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