Peter Obi cannot become President because it’s too early, says Babangida.
The Publisher Nigeria reports that a former governor of Niger State, northern Nigeria, Babangida Aliyu, has said the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi can’t rule Nigeria in 2023.
This online news platform understands that Aliyu said 2023 is too early for Peter Obi to become Nigeria’s President, hence he should wait for either 2027 or 2031.
The former governor who was featured on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm described Obi as an excellent person but would have been the running mate of Atiku Abubakar if he had remained with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
CityNews Nigeria reports that Babangida 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.”