Since the cessation of hostiles in 1970, no Igbo person has been able to occupy the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. The highest office occupied by an Igbo man since the end of the civil war in 1970, was in 1979 when Late Dr. Alex Ekwueme was elected as the vice president under under the government of Late Alhaji Shehu Shagari.
In the spirit of justice, equity and fairness an Igbo person should ascend to the seat of the president of Nigeria in 2023.
Therefore, it is expected of the two major parties in Nigeria, the All Progressive Congress, APC and the People's Democratic Party, PDP that they should present presidential candidates of Igbo origin.
PDP was unable to regain the presidential seat in 2019 and would definitely not be willing to loose the seat again to it's rival APC.
Peter Obi was governor of Anambra state from 2006 to 2014. His time as governor of Anambra state will never be forgotten by grateful citizens of Anambra state and those Nigerians who have been to Anambra state or are conversant with the giant developmental strides in the state. He transformed the state into what can best be described as a 'small London'. With these achievements in all sectors of the state, Mr. Peter Obi has been on the lips of well meaning Nigerians. It was because of Peter Obi's giant developmental strides in Anambra that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar garnered majority of the votes of Ndigbo in the 2019 general elections.
Though Mr. Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar lost the general elections in 2019, Mr. Peter Obi has positioned himself as a candidate for the exalted position of the president in 2023 because of his numerous achievements during his tenure as governor of Anambra state.
If Peter Obi were to contest the 2023 presidential election, he should pick a good running mate from the North. In my own opinion, Peter Obi will definitely win the 2023 general elections if he picks a former governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo as his running mate for the elections.
Ibrahim Dankwambo was a former accountant general of federation and also a former governor of Gombe state from the year 2011 to the year 2019. Just like Mr. Obi, the name Dankwambo is on the lips of most Gombe state citizens for his wonderful works during his tenure as the governor of Gombe state.
Probably, with the large number of crowd following these two prominent politicians, they will definitely win the 2023 general elections, if they both decide to work together to achieve this great dream.
If Mr. Peter Obi is granted the opportunity to govern the Nigerian federation, definitely he will transform Nigeria into a great nation, which is the dream of every patriotic Nigerian like you and I.
Peter Obi is the only governor in the history of Nigeria who did leave his state in debt profile but rather left a huge amount of ₦72 Billion naira in the state treasury for his successor, Chief Willie Obiano.
In conclusion, I make bold to say that Peter Obi will replicate in the other thirty five states and the Federal capital territory what he did in Anambra state. He is tested, tried and proven as being a man of integrity and impeccable character.
What do you think about this opinion of mine? Can Peter Obi win the 2023 general elections? Feel free to drop your comments in the comment box, thanks for reading.
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