Former Governor, Babangida Aliyu says 2023 is “too soon,” For Peter Obi

"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 person." Aliyu

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Babangida Aliyu, the former governor of Niger State, feels Peter Obi’s presidential run is premature.

In an interview with Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, Aliyu claimed that the Labour Party’s nominee will only be able to make it in 2027 or 2031, adding that despite his popularity among young Nigerians, he believes Nigerians will not be ready to elect Peter Obi as President in 2023.

“Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of my former Governor’s forum,” Aliyu said.

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“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? is 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 person.

Aliyu stated that he would want to see Obi as Vice President again, and many people were cheering for him to be Atiku’s Vice President yet again.

“I would have delighted to have had him as Vice President.” Many of us were rooting for him to be Vice President to Atiku again.

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