The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has declared that he will be running for the post of President if his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), zones the ticket to the south.
Obi who was the running mate of Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 elections disclosed this via a tweet on Tuesday.
“Yes, I will step into the field to contest for the opportunity to serve this great country as President if my party, the PDP, zones the ticket to the south.
“But if it is thrown open, Nigerians will also hear from me,” he wrote on Twitter.
Obi has been very outspoken on national issues, especially politics and the economy.
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
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) January 31, 2022
Recently in an interview with Channels Television, Obi said Nigerians are getting poorer because the government is borrowing for the wrong reasons.
He argued that while it is not a crime to borrow money, the funds must be used solely for productions that enhance the lives of the citizens and enrich the economy.
According to him, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) cannot be growing while the people are getting poorer
Obi made the announcement to join the 2023 presidential race, less than 24 hours after Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto state, also declared his intention to run for president under the umbrella of the PDP.