Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu has said that the Nigerian electorate is not ready to elect the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as President in 2023.
Speaking on Monday, June 20 on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, Aliyu said the Peoples Democratic Party had been rooting for Obi to be the Vice President to Atiku Abubakar.
Aliyu says even though Obi is liked by the youths, he won’t win the presidential election till 2027 at the earliest.
“Peter Obi is my good friend and a former member of my former Governors forum,” Aliyu said.
“A very excellent person. His candidature, in terms of the Presidency, – I think he will make some name now. But he may be able to make it only in 2027, 2031. But 2023? Too early.
“Even though the young people might go for him, the name is not dropping everywhere else. I doubt if Nigerians are ready for him now as a presidential person.
“I would have loved him as a Vice President. Many of us were rooting for him to be Vice President to Atiku again.”