Peter Obi can’t become the president, Igbos are not ready – Ned Nwoko

"Peter Obi will do well as a Minister of Economy, he doesn't have the structure and Igbos are not ready for presidency" – Ned Nwoko


Popular Nigerian politician, philanthropist and lawyer, Prince Chinedu Munir Nwoko, popularly known as Ned Nwoko has stated that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi cannot become the president of Nigeria as he does not have the political structure to rule Nigeria.

Nwoko, during an exclusive interview with the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) Igbo, said Mr. Obi is a good man and has youths and lots of people campaigning for him over the past months but doesn’t have the structure to function as he would need the majority in either House of Reps or Senate, state house of assemblies and government.

The politician who is married to actress Regina Daniels acknowledged that Peter Obi is not like other Governors he has met in the past as he is quite frugal and a big-time capitalist.

He added that Peter Obi should not have left the PDP and wished he could return to the party as he will do well as a Minister of Economy and will also help the economy bounce back.

Nwoko, 61, further added that Igbos are not ready for the presidency as that would have shown during the primaries. He also wondered why delegates never supported Igbo candidates but went for candidates from other regions.

According to him, Igbos are largely selfish and won’t think about others. Nwoko added that he doesn’t subscribe to zoning, but believes in merit.

Ned Nwoko who is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) praised the convention of the Party, claiming it was open and fair. He also claimed the PDP flagbearer for the 2023 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is the most experienced man to rule Nigeria.

He urged Nigerians not to let tribe or religion influence their votes in the coming elections.

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