There are some high probabilities that the opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will consider choosing a Southeastern politician as the flag bearer of the party ahead of the upcoming presidential election. In fact, many members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have projected Mr Peter Obi from Anambra State to be the party’s candidate.
Peter Obi is a good and sophisticated politician who knows how things will work out for the betterment of this noble country. He ran for the post of the Vice President of Nigeria alongside with Atiku Abubakar in the year twenty nineteen but the two politicians were heavily defeated by the Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
It is not only Peter Obi that should not be considered but all Igbo politicians that are aspiring for the post of president in the upcoming presidential. If the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) considers an Igbo politician ahead of the election, it would be a setback for the party.
It should be recalled that the party has been struggling for a very long time to return to power since the newly formed All Progressive Congress (APC) ended its 16 years old dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the year twenty fifteen presidential election. Ever since then, the PDP has not been able to reclaim back the last presidential power.
The last attempt to reclaim back the power in the twenty nineteen presidential election proved abortive as the party lost to the ruling party for second time in a row. If Peter Obi is considered to be the flag bearer of the party, few votes will come from his political zone comparing to that of Northeners.
Instead of choosing Peter Obi, the PDP can go for the executive governor of Sokoto State who is also a prominent political jaganut in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto State is a political stalwart who has been eyeing the presidential seat for a very long time ago.
He should be given a chance to test his capacities. If Aminu Tambuwal is chosen as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), more votes will come from the Northern part of the country more the Southeastern part of the country.
Peter Obi can act as the running mate for the northern politician. It would be a great combination for the two impregnable politicians. Peter Obi is m Igbo and Tambuwal is from Northern part of the country. It is now apparent that the PDP will return to Power in 2023.