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Politics of Friday, 15 July 2022


Peter Obi can only become President in Igboland, not in Nigeria - Shettima

Peter Obi, Kashim Shettima Peter Obi, Kashim Shettima

Vice presidential nominee for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima, has said Peter Obi cannot become president of Nigeria.

According to the former governor, the Labour party candidate can only be president of Igboland and not Nigeria.

He added that Mr Obi has no strong political base and structure to win an election.

The former Borno state governor further added that Peter Obi has very little or no experience to lead a country like Nigeria.

“The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has no political base and structure to win the next coming election in 2023. As far as I am concerned he’s politically structureless with little or no experience to lead this country." Shettima said on Channels TV Politics Today programme on Friday, July 15.

“Nigeria requires a technocrat and a sound Administrator who will continue from where President Muhammadu Buhari stopped not someone who will come to take us back in the era of PDP. Nigerians don’t want that.

“Our Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the right person needed for this position in a time like this. He’s a unifier, an administrator, a technocrat name it. That is why Nigerians both old and young are rallying around him to ensure that he wins the forthcoming election.

“Presidential position is not for the unprepared neither is it an all comers affairs. Peter Obi can only become a President in Igboland but definitely not in Nigeria. Nigeria is too big for him to handle. He has no leadership ideology nor experiences like President Muhammadu and our incoming President in the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”