Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has declared his intention to run for President in 2023.
Obi made the declaration in Awka at a gathering of traditional rulers in Anambra State.
The former Governor who was running mate to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election said his focus is to promote a united Nigeria.
Obi told the monarchs, “I have come to inform you of my intention to contest the 2023 presidential election. I need your support”.
“We are all Nigerians, and we know how things are shared in the country. Many people had called to ask my position on this matter, and my answer then was that I needed to consult widely”.
“I called you to officially inform you that I am aspiring for the President of Nigeria in 2023”.
“After a careful study of the country, I notice that we’re too divided, and I promise to lead a united and secure Nigeria to be able to attract foreign investments”.
“The Nigeria I will lead will create jobs, boost our economy, improve education. If I have the opportunity, I will turn around the country for the better.”
“I will move Nigeria from a consuming nation to a productive nation. As a Nigerian, I want all parts of the country to be secured. I’m not aspiring for a political position but to serve the country.”
“Let me assure you that I will seriously contest for the president of Nigeria on the platform of the PDP.”
Reports say Peter Obi will declare his intention to run formally on Friday 25 March.