Former governor of Niger State Babangida Aliyu has advised the Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer Peter Obi to wait for his turn to be president in 2027 or 2031.
Aliyu made this known in an interview monitored on Channels TV.
The former Niger State governor described Peter Obi as “a very excellent person” whose entry into the presidential race is “too early.”
He said “Peter Obi is my good friend. 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,” Mr Aliyu said. “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.”
You would recall that Peter Obi had left the Peoples Democratic Party, and joined the Labour Party and was eventually made the presidential candidate of the party.
You would also recall that Peter Obi and his party the Labour Party are in talks with the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), to form an alliance with the view to breaking the seeming monopoly of the APC and the PDP in Nigeria.