Politics

Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi says he will be running for President if the PDP zones the ticket to the south

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.

Neither the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC nor opposition PDP have announced or made a stand on zoning publicly, while zoning is not in the Nigerian constitution, it has become an unsend moral responsibility within the heterogenous Nigerian society to promote fairness in the power rotation.

On 7 February 2010, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Peter Obi the winner of the 2010 Anambra State gubernatorial election, where he defeated Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, former governor, CBN. This election victory gave Governor Obi an additional four years as the governor of Anambra State.

 On 17 March 2014 Peter Obi served out his second term and handed over the governorship to Willie Obiano.

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