Peter Obi again caught in int’l radar, rated “top of the polls”
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, has once again been caught in another international political radar as he was rated “top of the polls” ahead of the 2023 general election coming up next month.
In a tweet on his Twitter handle, @MarkLGoldberg, the editor of UNDispatch and host of Global Dispatches, the longest running global affairs podcast, Mark Leon Goldberg observed that there is ‘a surge in young voter registrations propelling Peter Obi to the top of the polls’.
Mr. Goldberg tweeted:
“I speak w/@DCynthiaM about Nigeria’s surprising elections in which a surge in young voter registrations is propelling third party candidate @PeterObi to the top of the polls.”
— Mark Leon Goldberg (@MarkLGoldberg) January 19, 2023
Meanwhile, in the new episode of Global Dispatches about Nigeria’s upcoming 2023 election, tagged “World News That Matters” with title “Nigeria Elections: Young People are Backing an Insurgent Candidate and Shaking Up Nigerian Politics“, the report stated:
“On February 25th, Nigeria will hold federal elections. Nigeria is the largest democracy in Africa and one of the largest multiparty democracies in the world.
“Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari is respecting term limits and stepping aside, leaving an open field.
“In recent history, Nigerian politics has been dominated by two parties. But with about one month before elections there is a surprising third party candidate, Peter Obi, who is leading in the polls on a surge of support by young Nigerians.
“Guest Cynthia Mbamalu is director of programs for Yiaga Africa, a civil society organization that works to promote democracy in Africa.
“She explains how and why young people in Nigeria may determine the outcome of Nigeria’s elections.
“We kick off discussing the major candidates before having an in-depth conversation about the youth vote, including how a protest movement against police brutality has inspired a youth political awakening.” Read more.