- Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has said he rejected to be Rabiu Kwankwaso’s running mate because he is competent to be the head
- Obi also disclosed that he met with Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, to discuss how to decongest Lagos port
- The former governor of Anambra state maintained that people are saying he is competent to solve Nigeria’s economic problem
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has opened up on his recent visit to the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike.
The former governor of Anambra also disclosed that he rejected the offer of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to be his running mate because he is capable of being the head.
Premium Times reported that Obi spoke on Wednesday, July 6, while featuring on Arise TV’s morning show.
Why I rejected to be Kwankwaso’s running mate
Obi stated that many people, including Dino Melaye, attested to his competency with Nigeria’s economic problem.
Kwankwaso had advised Obi to accept the offer of being his running mate in the 2023 presidential elections.
But Obi maintained that he was competent to be president and that he would not accept the offer of being a vice president.
“They are saying Peter, is competent to deal with the economy. But I’m saying we have economic problems,” Obi said.
Why I visited Governor Wike, Obi reveals
Obi added that he visited the Rivers state governor to discuss ways to decongest the Lagos Ports.
“The port in Port-Harcourt can help to decongest the port in Lagos and help towards what I want to do with the port. We must generate proper revenue.”
3 reasons why Peter Obi has an edge over Tinubu, Atiku, other candidates ahead of 2023
According to legit.ng, Analysis has shown that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has some potential that gives him an edge over other aspirants.
Some of these potentials included issue-based campaigns, talking to the youths, and good antecedents, which some of his opponents are yet to talk about.
However, despite Obi’s moves, some northern political statisticians, including Kwankwaso, have predicted he cannot win the north, a voting bloc in the Nigeria election.