The former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has said 2023 is Too Early for Peter Obi to be President and Nigerians may not be ready to elect him as President in the coming poll.
He stated this Tuesday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm.
He added that many people in the Peoples Democratic Party had been rooting for the former Anambra State Governor to be the Vice President of Atiku Abubakar. However, Peter Obi had joined the Labour Party to run for the presidency.
“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 or 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.”