The debate of who Nigerians will choose as the next President in 2023 has emerged online as Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo joins the race.
Under the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Yahaya Bello, Dave Umahi and Rochas Okorocha have declared to run for the presidency.
While under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, Bukola Saraki, Nyesom Wike, Pius Anyim, Aminu Tambuwal, Dele Momodu have all declared intention to succeed Buhari in 2023.
One of these men will likely be the next President.
While the PDP struggles to decide where to zone the presidential ticket to, some Nigerians have opined that Peter Obi is the best candidate to go against Yemi Osinbajo if APC decides to give him the ticket.
Here are some comments gathered by from Twitter:
@Nerfetiti “Wike, Atiku, Saraki or Tambuwal cannot win. 2023 is the crossroads. The first time the church and elites will be voting. The RCCG, House On The Rock and Winners are cooking. They’ll be voting massively this time. Should the church endorse Osinbajo or any candidate, PDP will be toast.”
@Chuksudi “If Peter Obi grabs the ticket, trust me people are going to massively vote for PDP. Peter Obi is there only hope in getting back to Aso Rock.”
@Mavoromatthew “The only person in PDP that can face Osibanjo is Peter Obi. If APC picks Osinbajo and Peter Obi is not contesting, landslide victory for APC.”
@Jeffphilips1 “As at today, Atiku cannot beat Osinbajo in any election, Atiku is unelectable as president of Nigeria. I don’t know how many times you people want me to repeat this.”
@Lawyerwaffi “Any youth who votes Atiku or Tinubu over Osinbajo or Obi is an enemy of the state.”
@Odunolasoji “If PDP maintains this position, I can only see Atiku emerging as their candidate, maybe Wike coming a distant second. Peter Obi won’t even come close. And if that happens, they just lost their chance to survive against whoever APC is bringing to the table.”
@MercyUzoho1 “These churches better don’t give APC that opportunity.It’s best if the winner comes from an unknown party. Ain’t you guys tired of PDP and APC? What good do we think we’ll get out of them again? Let’s be wise in our decisions come 2023.”
@Adeyemiaio “The North is playing a long game, if they give osinbajo the ticket, apc will collapse. Then PDP will probably field Atiku (Peter Obi won’t get anything Shar) Atiku will win and the power goes back to the North. Party line is rubbish, ethnic line is the real deal.”
@Ella “God please give us Osinbajo vs Peter Obi in 2023. We’ve suffered too much as a country to have Tambuwal, Atiku, Saraki or Tinubu as President.”