The Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, according to former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili, is a better choice than the two front-runners, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.
But she did point out that all three of them belong to the same political elite.
Mrs Ezekwesili, in an interview with Channels TV Sunday night, said Nigerians are “served badly as a country in terms of political class,” while endorsing Mr Obi as a better candidate.
“Somebody says to you between a cast of possible presidents that include the three frontrunners that we currently have – a possible President Tinubu, Atiku, and Obi – do you need anybody to tell you where you would be going? It would be an Obi.
“Regardless of the fact that he comes from that particular political class that we are talking about, he still at least represents many more shapes than the other two top candidates (Atiku and Tinubu),” Mrs Ezekwesili said.
Since joining the Labour Party, Mr. Obi, a former governor of Anambra, has been boxing above his political weight. To the dismay of seasoned politicians Messrs. Tinubu and Abubakar, many young people who are unhappy with the current quo have provided the fuel for his campaign.
If elected, the LP presidential candidate promises to make Nigeria a producing nation and reduce the expense of governance, among other things.