Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party in Nigeria, has been urged to wait before running for office by Dino Melaye, a former senator from Kogi West.
On Friday, July 1, 2022, Melaye posted a video clip to his Facebook page that contained his request.
The former congressman agreed that Obi was a quality product, but asserted that the time was not appropriate for him to pursue his presidential aspiration. He added that Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, would be a better choice.
“By God’s grace, Obi has the capacity to serve as president in the near future. I honor you and your efforts to create a new Nigeria. Although I am happy for you, I must tell you that this is not the right moment for you. You must wait for your opportunity.
“I’ve listened to your hypotheses, defenses, speeches, and campaigns, and I can tell that 90% of them center on lowering the cost of governing.
“You are a fantastic Nigerian, and I commend your cunning on the political and intellectual fronts. You are one Nigerian that I am certain will have a spot for you tomorrow. But let’s put the social media drama and Diaspora joy aside for the time being.
The reality is that we require a unifier and a Nigerian who is capable of resolving the issue of insecurity and who will have access to intelligence from every aspect of our country’s security. We require a Nigerian who can gather intelligence from Cameroon, Mali, Chad, the Benin Republic, and other nations.
That Nigerian, according to Melaye, is Atiku Abubakar. “We need a Nigerian who has that capacity to address the problem of Boko Haram, bandits, and others because he has info from all the neighboring countries,” he stated.
Due to his rising popularity in the southern region of the nation and his big social media following, Obi is one of the front-runner contenders for the 2023 presidential election.
A alliance that will challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP is currently being discussed by Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Peter Obi.
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