A former member of the House of Representatives and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ned Nwoko, has stated that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), cannot become the president of Nigeria because he does not have the structure to rule Nigeria.
Nwoko, who is husband to Nollywood actress, Regina Daniel, said this during an interview with BBC Igbo, adding that Obi will change Nigeria as a Minister of Economy.
According to him, Peter Obi is a good man and has the support of Nigerian youths but Labour Party lacks the necessary structure to rule Nigeria.
Nwoko also noted that the population of Nigeria is complex, warning that many things in Nigeria will work against the emergence of a president under the Labour Party.
Nwoko statement party reads: “Peter Obi is a good man and has impressed me. When he came to London he came alone. He’s a capitalist and a big-time player in the business world and conservative in the way he handles things.
“I’ll like him back in PDP, he’ll do well as Minister of Economy, he’ll help us turn around Nigeria’s economy.
“Labour Party does not have the structure to win but they have a support base. He’s a popular candidate but cannot become president because he does not have the structure. As a president, you must have the majority of Labour Party in the House of Representatives and Senate.
“Many things in Nigeria will work against the emergence of a president under Labour party, It wouldn’t happen.”
Ned Nwoko added that Peter Obi should not have left the Peoples Democratic Party, and hoped that he returns.
The politician will be contesting the Delta North Senatorial District seat in the 2023 general election under the PDP having emerging the party’s senatorial candidate during the primaries.
He had in 2019 contested the PDP Senate primary but lost to the incumbent, Peter Nwaoboshi, in a keenly contested election.