Peter Obi says Nigerians may adopt him as a consensus candidate
Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi says his popularity and sphere of influence which cut across the across the country could help in the materialisation of his aspiration to become Nigeria’s next president.
Pampamnews reports that Obi said the odds are well in his favour to emerge as the consensus candidate for the entire country in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Obi made this known while addressing newsmen at his Onitsha residence on Saturday.
The presidential aspirant asserted that he had strong supporters, who are committed to helping him actualise his goal, across all political parties in the country.
According to him, he would ensure he consults properly, saying the person who is fit to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari will be picked at the end.
“They didn’t say consensus is from a particular section; it might be consensus for Nigeria, and as we are going round, we shall be discussing everything.
“You never know I might be the consensus candidate. I agree we shall be talking to each other and in the end, we shall find out who is the best for the job,” he said.
Obi urged Nigerians to investigate and interrogate aspirants to uncover their previous achievements and failures, stressing that his antecedents will speak favourably for him.