Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidency.
Mr Obi made his intentions public during a visit to Anambra Traditional rulers on Thursday.
Dear Nigerians. I am here to inform you all that I will be aspiring for the post of President of Nigeria in 2023. -PO
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) March 24, 2022
“My job here is simple, to inform you people as my own fathers that I’ll be aspiring for the post of President of Nigeria,” Mr Obi said.
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Mr Obi’s declaration comes a day after Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and his running mate in the 2019 general elections declared to run for president ahead of 2023 Presidential elections. Both Messrs Obi and Abubakar would be vying for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.
The South-East has not produced president for the country since the advent of the fourth republic, intensifying agitations for zoning the position to the region.
In light of his declaration, Mr Obi will be going against the likes of former Governors Orji Uzor Kalu, Rochas Okorocha and ex-Senate President Ayim Pius Ayim, who have revealed their interest to be Nigeria’s next president.
At the moment, APC national leader Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Governor Aminu Tambuwal are warming up for the 2023 race.