Problem With Peter Obi’s Presidential Bid, By Prof Al-Bishak

By Adadareporters

Despite the popularity of Mr Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, he may be construed as reducing himself to an Igbo champion, says Prof Al-Bishak, lecturer with the Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The veteran journalist and author said lack of planning and unity is affecting the political fortunes of the Igbo nation. He spoke in Lafia in an interview with our correspondent.

Quoting him, “Mr Peter Obi untactically left the PDP for the Labour Party to become its presidential candidate. The problem here is that he may be misconstrued as reducing himself to an Igbo champion for whom the Igbos will rally for votes but will surely distance himself from the majority of other Nigerians who will see him as an ethnic champion.”

On the just-concluded presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, Al-Bishak said Igbo aspirants failed because of their political naivety.

In his words, “I thought Rochas Okoroacha would do well but his too many political controversies in the South-east and lack of stability in the polity robbed him of any chance.”

He further said that Niger-Delta politicians ‘surprisingly appear to have more political sagacity than the South-easterners by winning the second highest votes in the PDP and APC primaries’.

According to him,” Even some Igbo chieftains are rooting for Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State, who had the second highest votes in the PDP presidential primary, to be Atiku’s running mate.”

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One Comment on “Problem With Peter Obi’s Presidential Bid, By Prof Al-Bishak”

  1. Your hatred for the Igbos are glaring and that is why you can never see anything good coming from the south East. But God is still God and not man.

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