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Had Peter Obi Been More Promising, Nigerian Electorate Might Have Supported Him(Video) – Wike

During an exclusive interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today show, Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), shared his perspective on the recent election. He mentioned that if the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, had presented a more compelling candidacy, Nigerians might have chosen him in the February 25, 2023 election.

Wike, the former governor of Rivers State, explained that he had thrown his support behind the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the candidate of his own party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, during the fiercely contested election.

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When asked whether Obi would have handled the country’s significant economic challenges better than the APC’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, if elected, Wike indicated that he had moved beyond discussing individual presidential candidates.

He stated, “I prefer not to engage in discussions centered around social media topics. My focus is now on matters related to the economy and the actions of the President.”

Wike continued, “If Obi’s approach was more effective, the Nigerian people might have favored him.”

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In the election, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, secured the third position, with the APC’s Tinubu emerging as the victor. Both Obi and the PDP’s candidate have taken legal action to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the election

 

 

 

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