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Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Mr. Peter Obi has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the party.
The Eastern Updates reports that Obi made the declaration during a brief meeting with Anambra State traditional rulers held inside Government House, Awka, Anambra State.
Speaking at the meeting, Obi pointed out that his desire to repair Nigeria and bring it back to economic progress was strong and that he would give the job his best if given the mandate to serve.
He went on to promise Nigerians that he would unify the country, restore security and ensure economic growth.
Meanwhile, Obi has also asserted that he sees politics as a relationship rather than war following his decision to make a surprise appearance at Atiku Abubakar’s presidential declaration event on Wednesday.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Peter Obi had been the running mate to Atiku in the 2019 presidential elections under the flagship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where they lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on why he decided to attend the declaration ceremony of what many perceive as his political rival for the top job of the nation, he disclosed that there was no form of animosity between himself and Atiku but rather a support for a leader who he admires.
‘The reason why I am here is that this is new, as you know I play politics differently and to me, politics is not a war, it is a relationship and Atiku is my leader, he is my boss, he is a senior brother.’
‘If he invites me for anything I will attend, aspiring for anything does not say I should not keep my relationship that is very cordial and everything,’ he said.
He, however, reiterated that despite his political ambition to become president of Nigeria in 2023, he sees the former vice president as just and one who has the nation at heart.
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