A constitutional lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, says three governors from the North are willing to support the presidential bid of Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
He made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday ahead of the 2023 general election.
Ajulo, however, observed that Obi appeared not to be too serious about his ambition because he was not reaching out enough to critical stakeholders across the country.
“I will still say Peter Obi is not ready to be president because he is not ready to cross River Niger and even River Owena,” Ajulo said.
He said that three governors had given indications that they would support his quest to be Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Ajulo said there was the need for Obi to take advantage of the time before real electioneering began to reach out to the northern part of the country
He said: “I am aware of three governors from the North who have given indications to support him.”
He urged Obi to move beyond southern Nigeria and reach out to the northern part as “selling himself to the people of northern extraction may change the narrative”.
Ajulo called on the LP presidential candidate to go beyond social media and embrace real term politics by reaching out to every nook and cranny of the country.