The Coalition for Peter Obi’s Presidential Aspiration, has commended the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, for listening to its request to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, saying the party has automatically lost about 15 million votes.
The organisation in a statement, on Thursday, issued after the official announcement of Peter Obi’s defection from the PDP, urged the former governor to form alliance with credible Nigerians and run for President in 2023.
The group added that Peter Obi, as a decent man, would not play the type of transactional politics going on in the PDP and that was why he was wise to have dumped the party.
The statement, signed by the group’s chairman, Marcel Ngogbehei, partly read, “We are delighted that the former governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, listened to the request of his 23 support groups to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, following the shenanigans going on inside the party ahead of the party’s presidential primary.
“With the recent development, it is obvious that the PDP has automatically lost 15 million votes because of Peter Obi’s decision to dump the party.
“We, therefore, urge Peter Obi to look for Nigerians of like minds and vie to be president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the forthcoming 2023 general election.”