Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has declared interest to join the growing number of presidential aspirants for the 2023 general election.
He said made it known that he will join the contest if his party, the Peoples Democratic Party zones the presidential ticket to the South.
In a post on his verified Twitter handle early Tuesday morning, the former governor also stated that if the PDP decides to throw the race open, he will let Nigerians know his next move.
He wrote, “Yes, I will step into the field to contest for the opportunity to serve this great country as President if my party, the @OfficialPDPNig, zones the ticket to the south. But if it is thrown open, Nigerians will also hear from me. -PO”
Obi, who was running mate of Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election under PDP has been inundated by calls from some of his supporters to contest for the post of the number one man in the country in 2023.
The Twitter user with the handle, @FakeBuhari, had last week asked Obi to announce his candidacy before the end of the month or risk being taken to court, with the former governor reacting hilariously to the tweet.
Reacting to the comment, Obi wrote, “I wish I knew your real name. But the truth is, ai don’t have money to spend on a court case o. Give me some time ”.
The PDP is yet to decide on whether to zone the presidential ticketing to the South as some are clamouring, leaving the race open for everyone for now.
Some northern bigwigs in the party are already showing interest. While Atiku is rumoured to still have interest, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, his Bauchi State counterpart Bala Mohammed and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki are all gearing up to contest for the post.
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