By Akin Irede
Posted on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 15:44
Having dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Governor Peter Obi now believes he can realise his presidential ambition with the Labour Party, otherwise known as the 3rd force platform. Will he be able to spring an upset at the presidential poll next year?
When Emmanuel Macron broke through in French politics, it was because both major parties of government were in decline. Obi will be hoping that he has made the correct diagnosis of Nigeria’s own political landscape.
Obi has some substantial hurdles to clear in his route to the top job. He doesn’t belong to either the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or the main opposition PDP. He hails from the southeast, Nigeria’s smallest voting bloc.
READ MORE Nigeria: 10 things about Peter Obi, presidential aspirant
Although wealthy, he is not a spendthrift like your typical Nigerian politician. He is also not young and therefore not part of the ‘Sorosoke’ generation.
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