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Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has asserted that the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi can’t rule Nigeria in 2023.
Aliyu pointed out that 2023 was too early for Obi to become President, hence he should wait for either 2027 or 2031.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm which was monitored by The Eastern Updates on Monday night, the former governor described Obi as an excellent person.
He said Obi would have been the running mate of Atiku Abubakar if he had remained with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
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He said: ‘Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of my former Governors Forum.
‘A very excellent person. His candidature, in terms of the Presidency, – I think he will make some name now. But he may be able to make it only in 2027, 2031. But 2023? Too early.’
‘Even though the young people might go for him, the name is not dropping everywhere else. I doubt if Nigerians are ready for him now as a presidential candidate.
‘I would have loved him as a Vice President. Many of us were rooting for him to be running mate to Atiku again.’
Meanwhile, Professor Charles Soludo who is the Anambra Governor has openly debunked the viral statement which was recently attributed to him that a $20 million investment by the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi in Anambra is now worth over $100million under his cabinet.
A Facebook page belonging to ‘Lamentations of a Bishop’ had posted: ‘Mr. Peter Obi’s $20 million investment in Anambra worth $100 million today ~ Charles Chukwuma Soludo’
The now-deleted post, which did not state the source of the information amassed over 200 comments. Other followers circulated the post.