Igbos are not ready for Presidency, Obi will do well as a minister of Economy – Ned Nwoko


Ned Nwoko
Ned Nwoko

Delta-born politician and lawyer, Ned Nwoko has shared his thoughts about former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi’s participation in the forth coming presidential election under Labour Party.

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’s quite frugal and a big-time capitalist. 

Nwoko also stated in the interview with BBC Igbo, that he would like Peter Obi to come back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he will do well as a Minister of Economy and will also help the economy bounce back.

Nwoko further averred that though Peter Obi is popular and might have a support base, he 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. 

He also said that all of these might take at least 8 years to be achieved. Nwoko further claimed there are many things that would work against the emergence of Peter Obi as President of Nigeria and “it would never happen”. 

He implied that Igbos are not ready for 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. 



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