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Why Peter Obi Should Return to APGA if he Must Save His Presidential Ambition in 2023

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Until a few months ago former Anambra State Governor was considered one of the leading presidential aspirants in the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Several opinion polls and political analysts tipped him to emerge as PDP’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

The reason why he was considered one of the favourites was because of his track record in public and private service. Also, many people expected that PDP would zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South, in line with the agitation for power rotation.

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But recent indication has shown that Obi may no longer be in the running for PDP presidential ticket. The party seems to have zoned its ticket to the North, thus ending his hopes to emerge the party's candidate for the coming election.

So, because of this development, should Mr Obi abandon its 2023 ambition? In my view, I think it is time for Obi to return to his former party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance.

In this article, I will analyse why he should return to APGA if he must revive his sagging political ambition.

APGA has no Presidential candidate and might be willing to field Obi

If Mr Obi remains in PDP, he is very unlikely to emerge as the party's presidential flagbearer. Sources in the party have confirmed reports that the party wants a Northerner as its candidate. I believe that this is the time for Obi to return to APGA.

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Fortunately, Obi made his greatest mark in politics while he was still at APGA.

And his accomplishments as an APGA governor, in the areas of health, education and infrastructure, have been used as a template for development in other states. So I believe that APGA can readily accept him back into its fold if only Obi can play his card well.

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He can start by mending fences with the current Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, whom he helped get in office. Then he can reach out to other stakeholders in APGA to deepen his relationship with them.

Fortunately, APGA does not yet have a presidential candidate, so Obi is not likely to face any opposition in his bid to emerge as the party's candidate.

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More so, if Obi decides to go back to APGA as a presidential candidate, it will energise the drive for Igbo Presidency in 2023. Because, if that happens APGA will probably be the only major political party in 2023 with an Igbo candidate.

What do you think Obi should do? Remain in PDP or return to APGA? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. While you are at it, also like and share the story so that others can comment too.

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