Mr. Peter Obi can help the Igbo people achieve their loftier ambition of ruling Nigeria. Since the return to democracy in 1999 no politician of Igbo extraction has been elected as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. The third most populous ethnic in the country has not had a clear cut chance to rule the country and that is concerning.
The former Anambra state governor can be the Messiah that the Igbo people are waiting for. He might be the one to help them actualise their dreams of leading the country. Recall that he was the vice presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general elections.
And he has a chance to become the president if he takes the necessary steps towards actualising the dream. Now is the time because the agitations seem to be the loudest. There are two northern governors that Obi needs to align himself with and form a coalition with them. At least one of them would be ready to do the needful and work with him.
The first notable PDP governors in the northern region is Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State governor. He is one of the most powerful PDP governors in the country. He used to be a speaker of the lower chamber of the House of Representatives and he is in his second term as Sokoto State governor.
Sokoto state is one of the most strategic states in the country because of the presence of the sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar. He controls millions of Muslims in Nigeria to make Sokoto an important state.
Peter Obi needs to carefully collaborate with Tambuwal at least to have the PDP ticket. The two can work together to run on a joint ticket as presidential and vice presidential candidate respectively.
The good news is that Aminu Tambuwal isn't a new name in the internal politics of the PDP. He was a presidential aspirant in the PDP in the 2018 primary election conducted in Port Harcourt.
Tambuwal is experienced. And if Peter Obi can work with him, former vice president Atiku Abubakar will be left with no choice but to do the needful to support both Obi and Tambuwal.
Not only that, Peter Obi can get the full backing of Nyesom Wike and the entire south-south geopolitical zone. Wike, Rivers State governor, is one of the best leaders in south-south and his view is often respected. He can make things happen for Obi.
Apart from that both Tambuwal and Wike are very good friends. Mr. Wike helped Sokoto State with a donation of five hundred million naira. And they can both work for the candidacy of Peter Obi and the Igbo presidency.