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As part of his electoral movements for 2023, the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has on Saturday held a political meeting with the former Emir of Kano and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, HRH Sanusi Lamido in the United Kingdom.
Peter Obi who had also shared photos of his meeting with the former monarch on Twitter had revealed that they had spent time exchanging views on national interest, vis-a-vis economy, consumption and production patterns.
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The former Anambra state governor who said the meeting was a ‘constructive engagement’ appreciated Lamido for his warm reception and insights.
“I met with my dear friend and brother, HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. We spent time exchanging views on matters pertaining to national interest, nation-building and the broad concept of diversity, education, social inclusion, the economy, consumption and production patterns.
“Quite a constructive engagement. My sincere gratitude to him for the warm reception and insights,” Obi tweeted.
In another related development, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has claimed that about 18 state governors across party lines are currently working behind the scene for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
It, however, failed to provide the names of the state governors.
The group’s Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said, ‘As we speak, about 18 governors from the North and South, cutting across party lines, are behind the scenes putting up structures for Obi to be the winner of the 2023 presidential election. In addition, some former Presidents and elder statesmen are in support of Obi’s candidature.
‘They are all convinced that Obi has something different from all the other candidates.
“We are glad that for the first time in the recent past, Nigerians are united in the dethronement of misgovernance in Aso Rock. They are determined to make a political change through the ballot box with a third force presidency.
“This is the first time we are seeing such a strong political movement in Nigeria that is not sponsored by politicians, rather the masses own the project.
“You have seen the mass movement across the country and beyond; you have seen even children, persons with special needs, the aged; everyone is part of this movement.’
While saying the governors cut across different political platforms, Isiguzoro added that the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and other political parties are already afraid of the development.