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General News of Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Peter Obi was frustrated out of PDP - Babangida

Muazu Babangida Aliyu in an interview with Channels Television play videoMuazu Babangida Aliyu in an interview with Channels Television

Former Governor of Niger State, Muazu Babangida Aliyu has revealed that Peter Obi who was a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party was frustrated out of the party.

According to him, this was not the doing of the party but by other interests, as he cited other members who deflected to other parties.

"He didn't leave PDP because he wanted to, he was actually frustrated out of it. Not by the party but by other interests."

Mr Babangida Aliyu averred that the Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi will never emerge as president of Nigeria in 2023.

The Chairman of the ex-PDP Governors Forum, said this during an interview with Channels Television program, Political Paradigm on Tuesday, June 21.

According to Babangida Aliyu, 2023 is too early for Peter Obi to become president. He noted that Nigerians are not ready to have him as a presidential person.

The former Governor who was speaking in favour of Atiku Abubakar said that although he sees Peter Obi as a good friend, he is convinced that 2027, 2031 would be the best time for Peter Obi to contest for president.

Babangida was of the opinion that Peter Obi would have been perfect as the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

"Peter Obi is my good friend and former member of the party. He is a very excellent person. His candidature in terms of the presidency, I think he will make some name, maybe by that time we will be old enough. Around 2027, 2031 he will be able to make it, but 2023, too early. Because even though the young people are hoping for him, the name is not dropping anywhere else for now.
He needed to have ridden on the back of other people to get somewhere, but I doubt if Nigerians are ready for him now as a presidential person. I would have loved him as a vice presidential candidate," he said.

He also debunked the fears in the party that without Peter Obi on the ballot, 11 million votes are not guaranteed for Atiku Abubakar.

However, he expressed confidence that Atiku Abubakar will get more than 11 million votes and win the 2023 election.

"Atiku will get more than 11 million votes and Atiku will win the election in 2023," he added.

Peter Obi in a letter shared on his Twitter page, announced his departure from the PDP to join the Labour Party as its presidential candidate following some developments in the party.



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